Another Man Shot At Bahia Resort Hotel In San Diego's Mission Beach

August 8, 2022

An unidentified man has been shot in the parking lot of Bahia Resort in Mission Beach, which is at least the 5th shooting that has taken place at the San Diego hotel. 

A 41-year-old man was seriously wounded late Sunday evening when a suspect inside a black SUV fired a gun at him at the parking lot of the Bahia Resort Hotel, in the Mission Beach community of San Diego, authorities said. The man was rushed to an area hospital for treatment. 

The man was with a group of pedestrians walking westbound through the hotel's parking lot at 998 W. Mission Bay Drive. The black SUV was driving in circles at about 12:15am, the San Diego Police Department reported. The vehicle pulled up next to the group and someone from inside fired shots at them. The SUV fled the scene in an unknown direction. The other pedestrians took the victim in their vehicle to a hospital with serious injuries. Based on photographs and videos from the scene, it appears a party may have been taking place in at least one of the rooms on the property. 

This is far from the first time there's been a shooting at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego's Mission Beach. In March 2021, three men were shot at the Bahia. In October 2020, an 18-year-old man was shot twice in the stomach during an armed robbery while leaving a party at Bahia. In 2008, there was a shooting at the Bahia Hotel which resulted in the death of a 28 year-old man. In fall of 1990, a man was shot in the head at the Bahia Resort and died on the scene. 

Bahia Resort is owned and operated by Evans Hotels, which was founded in San Diego in 1953 with the opening of The Bahia Resort Hotel in Mission Beach. The company also owns the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in Pacific Beach and The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, as well as two sternwheeler boats that ferry to and from between the Mission Bay hotels. We reached out to representatives from Evans Hotels for comment and more information about safety measures taken at the property but did not receive any response. 

Police do not have a detailed description of the shooter, but are asking anyone with any information regarding to call the San Diego Police Department at 619.531.2000.