A San Diego Police cruiser. Courtesy OnScene.TV

The 16-year-old killed in a September shooting in Bay Terraces was identified by police Monday as Cleo Woods of Spring Valley.

Officers responded to multiple 911 calls at around 8 p.m. Sept. 21  to find Woods suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body in the parking lot of the Bay Terraces apartments at 300 S. Meadowbrook Drive, police said.

While first responders were at the scene, a 14-year-old boy emerged with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Officer Adam Sharki of the San Diego Police Department.

Paramedics arrived and took both teenagers to a hospital. Woods was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m., said Lt. Andra Brown of the San Diego Police Department.

The 14-year-old, whose name is not being released, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to recover, Brown said.

According to Brown, a “large, aggressive crowd gathered and additional police resources were called to disperse the crowd so medics could attend to the injured male and to protect the crime scene.”

“The group scattered and the mortally injured male was assisted away from the immediate scene to the parking lot where officers located him,” Brown said.

Detectives have not identified a suspect. However, according to Sharki, they learned that a group of boys were playing basketball in the complex courtyard “when neighbors reported hearing gunfire.”

At some point the group scattered and the 16-year-old was brought to the parking lot where officers found him.

SDPD detectives investigating the shooting are seeking witnesses, Brown said.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting was asked to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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