Two people were killed and at least four others were wounded in a spate of shootings Monday night in Southeast San Diego, police reported. At least one person was stabbed, police said.
The shootings began shortly after 8 p.m. and at least four separate incidents sent more than half a dozen police cars into the area.
A woman was shot to death in the 800 block of 41st Street, near the intersection with F Street. Police were looking for three attackers who fled in a compact yellow car.
A short time later at least three persons were shot, one fatally, near 30th Street and Imperial Avenue, police said. One victim was in surgery late Monday night at UC San Diego Medical Center, and another was taken to Physicians & Surgeons Hospital. A fourth person may also have been wounded in the alley between Imperial and L Street at 30th, police said.
Police at first had trouble controlling a crowd that gathered near the shooting scene. They also increased security at the UCSD hospital after receiving reports that gang members were following one of their members who had been taken there.
Police were looking for suspects reported to have fled the scene of the 30th and Imperial shootings in a gray auto.
Police said that shootings also took place about 9 p.m. at 38th Street and Euclid Avenue and at 38th and National Avenue. There were no immediate details on injuries or suspects.
Police also responded to a stabbing in the 3700 block of Acacia Street.