SHOTS FIRED AT ROLANDO HOOKAH LOUNGE: GUNMAN REMAINS AT LARGE

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East County News Service

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March 9, 2017 (Rolando) – A gunman fired multiple rounds into the Blue Nile Hookah Lounge shortly after midnight, but fortunately no one was injured.

Panicked customers dove for cover to avoid bullets that went through a front window and also struck vehicles in the 7200 block of El Cajon Blvd.

According to police, the gunman was wrapped in a blanket or other covering before he opened fire. He has not been apprehended and authorities have indicated they will review security camera film from businesses in the vicinity to try and identify the shooter and whether a vehicle was involved.

Motive for the shooting is unknown, however crimes targeting Middle Eastern immigrants have been on the rise, including several burnings of mosques in the U.S. and Canada.