An investigation was underway on Wednesday into a shooting in San Bernardino that left a father dead and his 18-year-old daughter wounded in what police believe is a gang-related payback killing, authorities said.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting at a second story apartment unit in the 2600 block of South Copper Lane (map) at around 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, according to Sgt. Gary Robertson with the San Bernardino Police Department.
When officers arrived, they found the 45-year-old father had been shot at least once in the doorway of his apartment, Robertson said.
Investigators believed the gunman knocked on the door and then opened fire on the victim when he opened the door, a news release from the department stated.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was later identified as Phillip Andrew Jacobs Sr., according to the release.
The victim’s daughter had also been shot, according to Robertson. She was rushed to a local hospital and was reported to be in good condition.
No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
Police said Jacobs’ son, Shazad Mohammad Khan, was a gang member and the shooting appeared to have been related.
“The gang is targeting a family member for something that the son did,” said Lt. Rich Lawhead of the San Bernardino Police Department.
Police wanted to contact Khan for questioning, but said that he was on the run.
Khan stands about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, according to police.
Jacobs was the 29th homicide victim in San Bernardino this year, according to the San Bernardino Sun.
The shooting occurred one day after another shooting in the area left a 24-year-old Banning man dead and four others injured. No arrests have been made, and police were searching for two gunmen in connection with that incident.
Anyone with information about Wednesday’s shooting or Khan’s whereabouts was urged to contact the San Bernardino Police Department at 909-384-5742.