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San Diego

Three separate shootings Wednesday night in Southeast San Diego wounded two men while a third person apparently escaped unharmed, police spokesman Bill Robinson said.

In the first incident, David Lopez, 27, was shot in the stomach at 25th Street and Imperial Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Lopez, who was taken to San Diego Physicians & Surgeons Hospital for surgery, reportedly was shot by occupants of a passing car.

A second shooting occurred at 11:04 p.m. near 38th Street and National Avenue. According to witnesses, a man about 25 years old fired a shot into a crowd. He then got into a large, silver late-model car and chased one of the witnesses, firing two shots at him but apparently missing. The assailant and intended victim both fled before police arrived.

About 40 minutes later, a man was shot through the leg in the 4500 block of Market Street. Robinson said that Charles Williams, also known as Charles Johnson, was walking when he heard a noise and suddenly felt pain in his right leg. He was taken to Mercy Hospital. Witnesses said they saw two people running from the scene.

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Robinson said there is no reason to believe that any of the shootings are related.


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