Three people were injured in a shooting at a strip mall in San Bernardino on Monday, police said.
The search for the gunman was continuing, San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Richard Lawhead said.
Police and Fire Department paramedics responded to the multi-victim shooting at 525 W. Highland Ave. (map) at about 1 p.m.
Outside a Subway sandwich shop in the strip mall, the gunman approached another man, words were exchanged, and then the shooter produced what appeared to be a handgun and fired off several rounds, Lawhead said.
Two men, including one who ran, were shot in the torso but were expected to recover, police on scene said. A woman was also hospitalized after a stray bullet shattered her car window.
Witness Renae Jones said she heard six shots from across the street, then saw one man standing over the body of his brother, telling his mother on a cellphone that her son had been shot.
Jones stayed with the brother until paramedics arrived, praying that the victim would recover, she said.
The location was in a strip mall that houses a Subway, a Little Caesar’s pizzeria, a laundromat and other businesses. It is across from Arrowview Middle School and down the street from San Bernardino High School.
Several schools in the area were temporarily locked down as a precaution, according to the school’s district emergency management Twitter account.
KTLA’s Jennifer Thang and Mary Beth McDade contributed to this article.