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8 wounded in shooting at San Diego apartment complex; gunman killed by police

A gunman was shot and killed by police after opening fire and injuring eight people at a swimming pool of a luxury San Diego apartment complex on Sunday night.

It is reported that local police arrived to the scene around 6.10pm local time, near the La Jolla Crossroads Apartments at Judicial Drive and Sydney Court in San Diego, California.

Police said there was no further threat after the suspect was shot dead and eight victims were taken to local hospitals, with several in critical condition.

Witnesses claim the shooter, a white male, was holding a beer in one hand and the gun in the other and was seen by a police helicopter reloading the weapon .

All the victims were reportedly black adults and attending a birthday party hosted at the luxury complex's pool.

A witness said a member of the party approached the man and offered him some food and drink before the suspect began reportedly picking people off and fired 30 shots.

The man identified himself as a party goer and said it was his best friend's birthday party and it was the host who was reportedly hit the worst, he told live news outlets.

CBS8 reported that a witness claimed the shooter was sitting down and drinking a beer at the apartment's pool area before firing the weapon.

The suspect was allegedly reloading the gun throughout the incident.

A witness told Fox 5: 'We looked at the pool area where the shooter was sitting there with a beer in one hand and a gun in the other.

'The suspect looked pretty relaxed, pretty relaxed.'

The luxury apartment complex boasts of sustaining a Mediterranean feel and offers apartments that range in size from studios to three bedrooms.

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Prices range $1750 - $1950 for a studio and up to $4,000 for a castello with a mezzanine area.