Homicide detectives Friday sought to determine who was responsible for a late-night shooting in Otay Mesa that wounded two young men, one fatally.
Patrol officers and paramedics responding to a 911 call shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday found the victims in a car parked at Palm and Twining avenues, just west of Interstate 805 and south of Otay Valley Regional Park, according to San Diego police.
Ambulance crews took the men to a hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds to his upper body. The 21-year-old’s name was withheld pending family notification.
The second victim, 22, was admitted for treatment of a leg wound, Lt. Matt Dobbs said.
While investigating the shooting scene, officers found an uninjured 16-year-old girl hiding in the trunk of the victims’ car, according to Dobbs.
Detectives subsequently determined that the shooting stemmed from an altercation of some sort in the area of Drucker Lane and Siempre Viva Road, about six miles northwest of where the victims were found. It was unclear exactly where the gunfire occurred.
A man and a boy who may have some involvement in the case were being interviewed by investigators at midday, the lieutenant said.