2 detained following reports of shots fired at Colina del Sol Park
CITY HEIGHTS (NEWS 8/CNS) - Two people were detained Wednesday morning as police investigated reports of shots fired near Colina del Sol Park in the City Heights neighborhood, prompting a precautionary lockdown of a nearby school.
Witnesses reported "several shots being fired" at 9:34 a.m. near the park on Orange Avenue between 52nd and 54th streets and just north of University Avenue, San Diego police Officer Billy Hernandez said. No victims had been located as of 10:30 a.m.
SDPD officers responded to the scene and found multiple shell casings on the ground.
According to police, suspects in hooded sweatshirts were reportedly exchanging fire from across the park.
Nearby Fay Elementary School on 52nd Street was placed on lockdown following the shooting but the lockdown was later lifted.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported the gunfire was the result of two groups of people shooting at each other.