SAN DIEGO – One person was arrested Sunday in connection to a shootout that played out earlier in the day downtown, police said.
Just after 6 p.m., police say they responded to reports of shots fired in the 1300 block of Island Avenue, according to a San Diego police watch commander’s log. Investigators determined that two drivers, who had been traveling westbound, both stopped, got out of their cars and started shooting at each other.
Police say the driver of a white Chevy Impala is believed to have fled on foot while a passenger in the car got into the driver’s seat and attempted to flee. The Impala later was stopped by officers while heading southbound on Interstate 5 and the driver was taken into custody. A handgun was recovered inside the vehicle.
The driver of the second vehicle, a silver Mercury, got back in his vehicle and drove off on Island Avenue following the incident, police said.
No injuries were reported. Both shooters are believed to still be at large.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to reach out to SDPD at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.