”Officers found three victims with non-life-threatening wounds, police said. ”The suspect fled. Initial indications are that the shooting was not an active shooter and was not random.”
Police explained that the shooting reportedly happened during a dispute between two groups, with no active threat to the mall or surrounding neighborhoods.
The Otay Ranch Town Center was not currently on lockdown and there did not appear to be evidence of a hate crime or link to terrorism, police said. Officers remained at the mall gathering evidence.
Novo Brazil is a restaurant and brewery in the mall.