Witnesses sought in 15-year-old’s shooting death


SAN DIEGO — A 15-year-old died after he was hit by gunfire at Chicano Park on Friday, according to police.

The San Diego Police Department got multiple calls about gunshots at the park around 9:50 p.m. A spokesperson said officers got there in about 30 seconds and found a large group of people in the parking lot. The group ran off, including two people who got out of a silver sedan that had been trying to leave the lot.

Police said they found a 15-year-old inside the car. He was shot in the torso. Officers performed CPR and San Diego Fire Rescue took him to the hospital, where he died.

Detectives don’t know what led to the teen being shot. They want to talk with the people who scattered when officers got there. They are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

“We know there are people that saw this and know what happened. We would really like to talk with them,” Lt. Andra Brown of the San Diego Police Department said. “We need to have some answers so that we can get some justice for this 15-year-old boy.”

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