A Truck Ablaze and Shots Fired in North-East Ocean Beach

by on April 5, 2018 · 1 comment

in Ocean Beach

It got quite chaotic early Thursday morning around 1 a.m. in north-east Ocean Beach, on the 2300 block of Etiwanda, near Greene Street.

When the dust settled, a pickup truck that had been intentionally set ablaze had been doused by firefighters, and claims of shots being fired about 15 to 30 minutes later not too far away resulted in 2 men being detained by police – with one news station reporting the men were twin brothers. No one was injured during the incidents, and the men were released.

Yet questions remain.

For several hours Thursday morning, the Metro Arson Strike Team from the fire department were on scene of the pickup truck fire, while police worked to figure out just how the fire and shooting were related and how the men were involved.

A pickup truck on fire was first reported just before 1 a.m. in the 2300 block of Etiwanda Street. And a man who chased after the vehicle that had set the truck ablaze followed it to the south alley of Muir Avenue, where it stopped. When the man pulled up behind the vehicle, his truck was “struck by an object” shattering his window.

Meanwhile, police had received a report of shots fired on Muir Avenue near Froude Street around 1:15 a.m.

Back on Etiwanda, the owner of the truck saw his truck was on fire and moved it down the driveway to avoid flames from spreading to the home and later said he didn’t know why his pickup was targeted..The fire appeared to have been set intentionally, and firefighters quickly doused the fire.

Two men were detained, and 10news reported they were brothers. A car linked to the men was connected to the shooting and had crashed into a parked car. The vehicles have been impounded. Police and fire investigators are looking into the fire and shooting to determine if the brothers were responsible for both incidents.

News sources:

Fox5

SD Union-Tribune

10News

7SanDiego

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ObKid April 6, 2018 at 10:29 am

That’s two car arsons in 4 months, along with all the other vandalism..now with a shooting. Does the SDPD exist? Let’s hope these brothers/suspects are the culprits and that we can tar and feather them.

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