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One Person Dead after a Shooting in the City Center of San Diego — Details on the Tragedy

Lois Oladejo
Apr 23, 2021
09:10 A.M.
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The San Diego Police Department responded to the fatal shooting that occurred in the downtown area of the state, leaving one person dead and a few others injured. 

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One person has been certified dead after a gunman opened fire in the downtown area of San Diego at about 10:30 p.m.; San Diego Police say the shooting happened at Fifth Avenue and J street.

Further information has pointed out that the shooting was also connected to Sixth avenue, Island Avenue, and G Street near 5th avenue of the Galamo district. 

A police car driving down the street. | Source: Getty Images

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The San Diego Fire department confirmed that four people were down during the shooting, and while three were transported to the hospital, the last person was released almost immediately. 

The SPDP has since launched investigations, confirming that three people in the shooting sustained gunshot injuries. An SPDP officer, John Buttle, confirmed that the police were investigating the four streets involved. 

An officer looking back toward the scene behind him. | Source: Pexels

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So far, the police department seems to have gotten a lead with the suspect already in custody. The San Diego shooting is one of the recorded gun violence situations confirmed across the country.

She relayed that the staff would need long-term counseling. 

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Reports show that the United States has witnessed at least fifty mass shootings since March 16. General statistics indicate that there have been no less than 150 shootings since 2021 began. 

The shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, resulted in the death of three people and two left with injuries. In Ohio, police reported the death of one person and five injured people, including a 12-year-old girl.

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The gun violence witnessed in LaPlace, Louisiana, was said to have occurred at a child's birthday party, leaving nine teenagers and younger kids gunned down and left with injuries.

The sporadic shooting started after an argument occurred while the birthday party was on. The sheriff's office shared that there was no recorded fatality, and no suspect has been apprehended. 

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The Indianapolis authorities were alerted to a mass shooting that took place at a FedEx facility. The gunman, who was said to have worked there, opened fire, killing eight workers.  

Following the tragic event, Alfarena McGinty, the Marion County Coroner, opened up about how the incident took a toll on their officers. She relayed that the staff would need long-term counseling. 

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