Shooting in Spring Valley
November 20, 2023 – San Diego County Sheriff’s Department officials report that detectives with the Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station are investigating a shooting in Spring Valley that wounded five people.
It happened on Saturday, November 18 shortly after 8:00 p.m. in the 9000 block of Ildica Street. Witnesses told deputies there was a birthday party at a house when they suddenly heard gunshots coming from the backyard.
Deputies from the Rancho San Diego, Santee, and Alpine Sheriff's Stations, as well as Lemon Grove, Lakeside and Imperial Beach Sheriff's Substations responded and found a frantic scene.
Deputies cleared and searched the area for the shooter or shooters while other deputies provided first aid by applying tourniquets on the shooting victims to stop the bleeding. A Sheriff's K-9 handler and ASTREA helicopter also helped in looking for possible suspects while officers from the La Mesa Police Department and California Highway Patrol established a perimeter around the area of the shooting.
A 27-year-old-woman, 30-year-old-woman, 30-year-old-man, and 35-year-old-man were taken to various hospitals for minor injuries. A 26-year-old-man is hospitalized in critical condition. Two teenage boys were treated for burn injuries due to fireworks. It is the policy of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department not to release information about minor victims.
At this time, the shooting appears to be an isolated incident and there is no known threat to the public.
This is all the information that can be released at this time as the investigation continues.
Anyone who has information about the shooting including possible cell phone video and/or photos or surveillance video in the area is urged to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest. Call (888) 580-8477.
Source: San Diego County Sheriff’s Department