Walter Mencken 9:27 a.m., Feb. 27
- Community Blog
Bullets in the Gaslamp
Been a while since there's been a shooting in downtown and the Gaslamp, sort of a nod toward the old Stingaree days of brothels and gambling parlors, where men wrangled six-shooters within the means of Western law.
2:15 P.M. Saturday, May 14 -- a person is shot and injured on Fifth Avenue, near Broadway and Horton Plaza.
SDPD Officer Frank Cali tells the media that they closed 5th Avenue from B to E Streets so the police could conduct an investigation.
Some years back in the late 1990s, I remember a police-involved shooting where an innocent bystander was hit and killed by a SDPD police offer, a woman who stumbled into the Golden West Hotel, bleeding. That incident altered the SDPD's policy of firing guns in public.
Here, we find that public shootings are just as common in San Diego (and any other city) as they are across the border in Tijuana.
Updates will be posted to this post as information comes in.