CORONADO, Calif. — Police were searching for two men after a jewelry sale led to a shooting in Coronado Monday night.
The shooting was reported on Orange Avenue near 10th Street, according to Coronado police. When officers arrived, they found an 18-year-old man lying on the street with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital, and officials had not provided an update on his condition as of Tuesday morning.
Investigators were later told the teen was meeting with the men to sell jewelry after arranging a sale online. Instead, the men grabbed the jewelry, shot the teen and ran off.
Police are still searching for the men, who were both described as Hispanic men in their 20s. One had a “heavy build, curly, dark hair, and was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt and baggy pants,” police said. The other was last seen removing some of his clothes, but no further details were available.
Police asked any business owners who may have surveillance video of the shooting to call investigators at 619-522-7350.
A worker at a store nearby told FOX 5 he didn’t see the shooting, but the sound of gunfire drew him out of his store.
“I just heard two shots. It sounded like a firework,” said the man, who declined to share his name. “I heard somebody screaming, ‘Somebody got shot!'”
The employee said by the time he got outside, he saw the teen lying in the street, and other bystanders had already jumped in to help him and call 911. “I’ve been here 15 years and I’ve never heard something like this,” the man said.