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Robbers Target Photo Shoot in San Diego Park, Shoot Man in Struggle


A man was shot in a San Diego park this weekend after a group approached and attempted to steal the camera equipment being used.

FOX 5 reports that a 25-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were doing a photoshoot at around 6:49 p.m. on Saturday in Chicano Park of the Barrio Logan neighborhood when they were approached by six young people — three males and three females in their late teens or early twenties.

When the group attempted to steal the gear, the two men fought back.

“A struggle ensued and during the struggle, one of the male suspects pulled out a gun and shot multiple rounds at the victims,” San Diego Police Officer Robert Heims tells FOX 5.

Luckily, both of the victims escaped with their lives — the suspects shot the 24-year-old in the lower abdomen and gave the 25-year-old a bloody lip before getting into a black Honda sedan and driving away. The gunshot victim was taken to an area hospital with a wound that isn’t considered to be life-threatening.

San Diego gang detectives are now investigating the attempted robbery and assault.

A view of Chicano Park in San Diego. Photo by Rpotance and licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

This incident happened just a day after a photography duo in San Francisco were robbed in a smash-and-grab while sitting in traffic (coincidentally also by multiple suspects driving a black Honda sedan).

If you’re a photographer who often shoots outdoors with pricey camera equipment, this story serves as a reminder to always be aware of your surroundings and wise about where and when you conduct your photoshoots.