Entrance to Edwards Cinemas theater in Rancho San Diego. Image from Google Maps

Shots were fired in a movie theater parking lot in Rancho San Diego early Wednesday after an argument broke out between a man and three juveniles.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department received multiple calls around 12 a.m. Deputies responded to the Edwards Cinemas theater and shopping center complex on Jamacha Road to search for victims but did not locate any.

Theater management and witnesses told deputies that one of the juveniles involved was in the movie theater lobby. The juvenile said he and two friends got into an argument with a man in the parking lot. The man, who was a passenger in a silver or gray sedan, produced a handgun and fired at least two shots in the air, deputies reported.

The three juveniles ran into the theater, fearing for their lives. They were interviewed and released to their parents.

Deputies found spent bullet casings in the theater’s parking lot and collected them for evidence.

The movie theater was placed on lockdown for about an hour, according to 10News.

No injuries were reported. Detectives from the Rancho San Diego Station are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information about what happened is urged to call the sheriff’s department at 858-565-5200.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

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Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.