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San Diego Shooting: 1 Killed as Man Opens Fire Around Pool

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Police cordon off apartment complex in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Monday, 01 May 2017 08:33 AM

A man holding a gun in one hand and a beer in the other opened fire around a swimming pool at a luxury apartment complex, killing one and injuring several others before police shot him dead on Sunday in San Diego, California.

The gunman launched his attack during a birthday celebration in the complex in the city's University City section, Reuters reported NBC News' San Diego affiliate as saying.

One resident told KFMB-TV he saw the gunman "sitting, drinking a beer in one hand with a gun out in the other" in the pool area.

He said he and his wife saw "three people laying on the ground shot" and one wounded victim trying to crawl to another to give assistance.

Two police officers arrived and confronted the gunman, who exchanged gunfire with the officers before he was shot, the witness said. Some of the victims were taken away in cars to hospital before paramedics made it to the scene.

The gunman was killed after pointing his weapon at police, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told reporters. She did not identify the suspect or mention a possible motive.

Eight people were injured when the shooting broke out just after 6 p.m. local time, Zimmerman said, several of them left in a critical condition.

Media including NBC's affiliate and CNN, citing Zimmerman, reported late Sunday night that a female victim had died. Media reports said the gunman was a resident of the complex.

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A man holding a gun in one hand and a beer in the other opened fire around a swimming pool at a luxury apartment complex, killing one and injuring several others before police shot him dead on Sunday in San Diego, California.
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