San Diego police responded to a shooting at the Courtyard Marriott, located at 595 Hotel Circle South, on Saturday, September 12.
At about 11:45 p.m., a police officer at the scene asked the dispatcher to send paramedics. He said, “There were two shooting victims in the lobby. One victim was shot in the forearm and one was shot in the shoulder.”
Witnesses told police there was a party at the hotel. At about 11:00 p.m., there was a shooting in the room where the party was being held. The victims were described as two black males. The suspect was described as a 17- to 18-year-old black male wearing a black shirt. He had on a pair of black-and-red glasses, which were later described as sunglasses. The gun used in the assault was initially described as a semiautomatic Glock.
At 12:07 a.m., a police officer at the scene requested more units from the dispatcher, saying, “There were ten to twelve witnesses in the lobby we want to interview. We need to interview as many witnesses as possible. I’m sure we lost a lot already.” He reported to a dispatcher, “The general manager of the hotel is on the way and is going to give us the [surveillance] tapes.”
The police officer that went to the hospital with the two victims reported over the police radio frequency, “One of the victims was shot with a pellet or BB gun and the other with possibly a .38 or 9 millimeter. There was no exit wound.” One of the victims told the officer there may be a third shooting victim. When asked by another officer about gang affiliation, the officer at the hospital replied, “He was still trying to get in between the doctors.”
Police questioned some people in the parking lot of the hotel. At 12:16 a.m., an officer told dispatch they were detaining some people. At 12:21 a.m., an officer in a helicopter told police on the ground there was an occupied vehicle in the south parking lot that was parked “catty corner” and he would assist units in covering the vehicle.
The victims' injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.