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LA MESA -- Police units and helicopters were busy Saturday evening searching for a gunman after a report of shots fired along El Cajon Boulevard in La Mesa.
Police said that at about 7:30 Saturday evening, a report of shots fired in the 7500 block of El Cajon Boulevard came in to police. According to witnesses there was a fight that started inside the Vanish Hookah Lounge. The fight spilled outside and a black male wearing dark clothing began shooting towards the business. No one was injured during the shooting. Several witnesses saw the suspect running northbound down Comanche Drive from the area. During a search of the area with the assistance of San Diego police, a gun was located and recovered. However, the shooting suspect was not located and is still at large.
The suspect is described as a black male adult, approximately 6 feet tall, 250 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a blue shirt and dark pants.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is urged to call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.
You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or www.sdcrimestoppers.com). You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.