San Diego homicide detectives are attempting to determine what triggered a late-night shooting spree in a Chinese restaurant that left one man dead and six others wounded.
The shooting occurred at about midnight Saturday at the Imperial Palace restaurant at 4805 Convoy St. in Clairemont.
Police described all of the victims as being of Vietnamese extraction, although their immigration status in the United States was unclear. There was no evidence that the shooting was related to gang activity in the Vietnamese-American community, police said.
The investigation was slowed by conflicting statements and the need to use a Vietnamese interpreter, said Bill Robinson, a spokesman for the police department. All witnesses were being interviewed, Robinson said.
All six of those wounded were treated Sunday at various San Diego hospitals and released.
The dead man was identified as Song Lien Duong, 20, of Linda Vista. He was struck in the head and declared dead at the scene, authorities said. It was not immediately known if he was an innocent bystander or a participant in the argument that is believed to have led to the shooting.