Man wounded
Markers on the tracks as police investigate the shooting in Memorial. Photo credit: OnScene.TV

A man was shot Saturday evening following an argument in the Memorial area, police said, and the investigation shut down local trolley service and traffic.

San Diego police officers responding to a “shots fired” call in the 2900 block of Commercial Avenue shortly after 7:20 p.m. found the victim, 27, with gunshot wounds to his upper right chest and right leg.

Medics rushed him to a local hospital, and his wounds are considered non-life threatening.

Police determined that a group of Hispanic males had approached the victim, and an argument ensued. One of the males in the group fired several rounds before the suspects fled. They were last seen, police said, running southbound along the 100 block of S. 30th Street.

Police blocked off the area, leading to the trolley closure, according to OnScene.TV. Transit officials sent buses to transfer stranded passengers. A white Mercedes also sat in a traffic lane on Commercial, with no one inside. It is unclear if the vehicle is connected to the victim.

San Diego police gang detectives are investigating.

Updated 11:40 p.m. May 27, 2023