Police were investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night in a strip mall parking lot at 13th and Vesta, between Oliver and Hillside.
One person was killed in the shooting, which police are calling gang-related. The victim was shot in a crowded parking lot at about 7:30 p.m., Sgt. Jamie Crouch said, and the suspect then sped away in a vehicle.
Officers worked hard to interview at least 30 witnesses and canvass a potential crime scene that extended several blocks because of the direction the suspect fled – all in the expectation of a strong thunderstorm moving into the area, Crouch said.
That storm struck shortly before 10 p.m., with rain lashing the city and strong winds buffeting investigators.
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Temperatures in the 90s and elevated humidity sent the heat index soaring for much of the day, and one police officer suffered a possible heat stroke at the shooting scene. He was receiving treatment, Crouch said.