A woman was shot dead and a 12-year-old suffered gunshot wounds following an argument in an apartment complex in Lincoln Park Saturday morning.
At around 2:15 a.m. San Diego Police officers responded to the 300 block of South Willie James Jones Avenue following a call of a shooting. Once they arrived, they found a 31-year-old woman who had multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body and her 12-year-old son with a gunshot wound to his right leg, Lt. Steve Shebloski said.
Police also found a 32-year-old man, the dad of the 12-year-old, suffering upper-body injuries.
Alex Galvan, a 22-year-old, was arrested in connection to the shooting. Officers also detained a 24-year-old man, who was described as a “companion” of Galvan, and are in the process of determining his role in the shooting, police said.
A third man was seen running from the scene and police have yet to determine his role in the shooting.
According to police, it appears the people involved are neighbors. Galvan, the 24-year-old man, the third person of interest, and the 32-year-old dad were involved in a fight in the parking area behind the apartment complex when the woman and her 12-year-old son walked up and were then shot multiple times.
“It is still early in the investigation and little is known about the circumstances leading up to the shooting death of the female and her son,” Shebloski said.
The 12-year-old and his dad were also taken to a local hospital. The 31-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Shebloski said.
The woman has been identified but her name is not being released pending family notification, police said. She is described as a San Diego resident. The father and son’s names will not be released, police said.
Police did find a firearm at the scene.
Homicide Investigators are at the scene and the investigation continues.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
No other information was available.
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