by Photo courtesy of the Chula Vista Police Department

The Chula VIista Police Department seeks help from the public to identify a “person of interest” in the late August shootings near Harborside park.  

Authorities released the photos of a man who is believed to be involved in the Aug. 26 shooting at Harborside park that injured two other men but did not say whether the man or boy depicted in the photo is a suspect. 

Chula Vista Police Sgt. Anthony Molina said, “police would like to speak with him” in a news release, but did not offer any additional information about his involvement. 

Chula Vista City Council voted to close the park two days before the shooting to address homelessness and illicit and illegal activities. The park that neighbors Harborside Elementary School is fenced-off from the public for 90 days.

Police are investigating an Aug. 26 shooting that left two unsheltered homeless men who were living in Harborside Park wounded with non-fatal injuries. The victims appeared to be strangers. 

The shooting came before another shooting and robbery spree from Otay Mesa to Chula Vista to East Village,  which San Diego police said is believed to be connected. 

San Diego police arrested three suspects, two 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy at a trolley station in downtown San Diego’s East Village neighborhood on suspicion of attempted murder and other charges related to the spree. At least one suspect remained at large. 

Investigators recovered a gun and a knife from the three suspects. 

Anyone who knows the man or has any additional information about the incident is asked to contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or submit a tip via P3tips (online or mobile application) if you wish to remain anonymous. 

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