Reports Of Shots Fired At Movie Theater & Restaurant In San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

Apri 19, 2021

On Sunday night, there were reports that shots were fired at Theatre Box and sister concept Sugar Factory American Brasserie in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. 

At approximately 8:09 pm on Sunday, April 18, a 911 call reported gunshots fired inside Theatre Box cinema in downtown San Diego. Others on the scene stated shots were being fired from the rooftop lounge. A multitude of San Diego Police Department officers arrived at the scene shortly after and began clearing the northeast side of the building on the base floor where Sugar Factory American Brasserie sits. There were no gunshot wound victims or injuries resulting from the incident. SDPD officers found gun casings on the building's rooftop but were unable to apprehend any suspect. 

"Yesterday at about 8pm, we received a 911 call from the theater regarding gunshots heard and an employee stating there was someone in the business with a gun," explained San Diego Police Lieutenant Shawn Takeuchi. "Officers arrived on scene and began gathering information from employees and a manager.  Officers determined a Black male wearing a yellow Nike shirt possibly had a gun.  This man was with a White male wearing a white shirt.  Officers went to the roof and located several empty shell casings.  They then checked the entire business (restaurant and theater) and did not locate any victims or suspects.  Officers left the location just before 1am."