Police identify 15-year-old killed at Chicano Park

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SAN DIEGO — Police have identified a 15-year-old who died after he was shot at Chicano Park.

San Diego police got calls about shots fired at Chicano Park on National Avenue just before 10 p.m. on Friday. They found 15-year-old Brian Romo inside a car with at least one gunshot wound to his torso. Romo died at the hospital.

Speaking to FOX 5, the victim’s sister, Perla Castrejon, said her family is hurting. She hopes people will remember her brother’s positive traits.

“Remember him for his good humor his smile,” Castrejon said. “He was protective and he touched a lot of hearts here in the Barrio Logan community and I just want them to know how he was.”

Castrejon also questions how authorities responded to the shooting, saying her family was in the process of getting Romo help.

“They were more concerned about who did the shooting, instead of my brother,” she said.

The police department said a big group of people scattered when officers got to Chicano Park. Police are asking members of the group to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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