3 People in Their Early 20s Found Dead Inside a Car’s Trunk, Investigation Started

By Venus Upadhayaya, Epoch Times
August 12, 2019 Updated: August 12, 2019

Two females and a male in their early 20s were found dead inside a car’s trunk in San Diego, California on Aug. 11, said the San Diego Police Department.

The police received a call on Sunday at about 5 p.m. about a suspicious car stationed in the 2100 block of 2100 Jamie Avenue in the Bay Terraces neighborhood, reported News10.

The officers broke open the car and found three people in their late teens or early 20s dead inside.

The San Diego Police Department is yet to confirm the race of the deceased because of the condition in which the bodies were found.

“Due to the condition of the bodies, their race is unknown,” San Diego police Lt. Martha Sainz said, according to Fox5 San Diego.

“This investigation is in its preliminary stages and the homicide detectives will be working with the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the identity of all three victims and the manner and cause of death,” she said.

Stove Fire Burns Husband and Wife

In another incident in Bay Terraces, a couple suffered severe burns in a house fire on Sunday.

The fire started at about 3 p.m. and was due to a stove inside a home on the 7500 block of Careybrook Lane. The fire most likely was caused by gasoline in the kitchen. The wife and the husband suffered burns when they rushed to extinguish the fire, reported NBC7 News.

Authorities told the local media that the couple’s burns are second-degree or possibly third-degree. The wife suffered more burns than the husband while trying to put out the flames.

“Eventually, there was water used from a bathroom,” San Diego police Lt. Mike Ramsay told the station, according to NBC7 News.

“But due to whatever was used (by the husband) part of the flash, part of the fire, his clothing caught on fire,” said Ramsay.

A teen who lived at the house tried to extinguish the fire on the couple.  The couple were later rushed to UC San Diego Medical Center’s Burn Center.

Man Shot in Leg in Down Town San Diego

A 53-year-old man was shot in his leg in downtown San Diego on Sunday.

The shooting incident happened at 10:15 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and B Street, reported the Times of San Diego.

The police said two men were arguing over a woman when one of them pulled a gun and shot twice. One of the bullets hit a victim who was walking down the road southbound on Sixth Avenue, said San Diego police Officer John Buttle.

The injury was not life-threatening but the victim was hospitalized. Police said the suspect is a 23-year-old black man. The case is under investigation.

4 Hurt in a Gang Shootout

In a suspected gang shootout between two gangs in southeast San Diego, four people were shot on Sunday night.

The injured included a 30-year-old man whose injuries were life-threatening. San Diego police Officer John Buttle said on Monday the shooting happened on Logan Avenue near Euclid Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood at around 11:20 p.m.

“For unknown reasons, the two groups started shooting at each other,” Buttle said, according to Fox5 San Diego. “Over 20 rounds were fired.”

There is no update on the condition of the gravely injured 30-year-old. Police said the other three injured included a 56-year-old who suffered various gunshots to his legs, a 30-year-old shot in his neck and face and a 19-year-old shot in the chest.

The shooting incident is under investigation by gang detectives.

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