At least one woman is dead and six people are in critical condition after a man opened fire at a poolside party at an apartment complex in San Diego, California.  Police confronted the gunman and fatally shot him while he was trying to reload his weapon.

The incident happened 6.10pm local time at the La Jolla Crossroads Apartments in La Jolla, California, when a white male wearing brown shorts and armed with a gun started shooting those at the pool.

According to witness reports, the man was holding a beer in one hand and brandishing a gun in the other when he opened fire.  One woman later died at the hospital, while six other victims remain in critical condition