Police in San Diego said a “shooter” was arrested Sunday after gunfire was heard not far from the finish line of the city’s 2018 “Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon,” which led to a chaotic and terrifying scene for the participants and spectators.
The suspect was a woman who reportedly was holding a gun to her head and fired off several rounds from an upper level of a parking garage.
Sgt. Tom Sullivan told the Union Tribune that the incident began just before 11 a.m. when a misdemeanor hit-and-run was reported to police. Around 11:40 a.m., the suspect slid underneath a parked car in the garage and held a gun to her face.
Spectators described on Twitter hearing at least one shot fired near the finish line of the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, however, several runners told the San Diego newspaper they had finished their race without being interrupted by the incident, FOX reported.
A police officer was being treated for a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound, but further details were not immediately clear on his/her condition.
“The Active Shooter at 100 West C St. is in custody. There’s no longer a threat to the community. The scene is secure. The Rock and Roll Marathon has resumed.”
The Active Shooter at 100 West C St. is in custody. There’s no longer a threat to the community. The scene is secure. The Rock and Roll Marathon has resumed.
— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) June 3, 2018
The event organizers for the marathon released the following statement:
Great job BLUE!
Thank God no one was killed.