Shots fired Sunday at Costa Mesa’s Triangle Square have police on the lookout for suspects

During an altercation at Triangle Square Sunday, a suspect reportedly fired off several rounds.
During a fight early Sunday morning at Costa Mesa’s Triangle Square, a suspect reportedly fired off several rounds before fleeing the scene, officials said.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Costa Mesa police are investigating an incident early Sunday morning involving shots fired inside the parking garage of Triangle Square during what officials believe was an altercation that broke out on the structure’s second floor.

CMPD spokeswoman Roxi Fyad confirmed Monday the call came in at around 1:42 a.m. Sunday of shots reportedly fired in a parking structure at the complex, located on the 1800 block of Harbor Boulevard.

Officers on scene learned from witnesses that the incident had taken place about 10 minutes prior to the initial call, when a fight had broken out. During the incident, one of the participants in the altercation “brandished a firearm and fired several rounds into the air,” Fyad reported.

Shots were reportedly fired off Sunday during an altercation in the parking garage of Costa Mesa's Triangle Square.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

No one was injured by what police are calling “negligent discharge” of the firearm, although some of the rounds impacted the ceiling of the structure, according to Fyad.

It is unclear whether those involved in the incident may have been patronizing a business inside the complex before the altercation broke out. Hours listed online for Triangle Square bars and restaurants indicate a few businesses remain open until 2 a.m. on weekends, though there is no mention of whether those hours may have been modified during the pandemic.

Fyad said Monday those involved in the fight fled the area before police arrived on scene. Police are currently on the lookout for the shooter, who was described as a Black male of undetermined age wearing a white T-shirt at the time of the incident.

Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to call the Costa Mesa Police Department at (714) 754-5280.

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