December 2, 2023
A San Diego Police cruiser. Picture by Chris Stone

Police imagine a 20-year-old man shot and killed within the Fortress space of Metropolis Heights Thursday afternoon was focused by the gunman.

San Diego police obtained a report of the capturing, in a shopping mall car parking zone within the 3800 block of Marlborough Avenue, at about 1:20 p.m., in keeping with Lt. Jud Campbell.  

Officers from Mid-Metropolis Division responded and positioned a male affected by a number of gunshot wounds. They started life-saving measures till paramedics arrived and transported the sufferer to a neighborhood hospital.  Medical doctors there pronounced him lifeless. 

As officers started a preliminary investigation, they discovered that the person had been sitting inside a automobile parked within the lot when a suspect approached on foot and shot by means of his windshield.  

The suspect ran to a different automobile and fled the world earlier than police arrived. At this level, Campbell mentioned, it seems the sufferer was particularly sought out by the suspect.   

Murder detectives have been known as to the scene and are presently investigating. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, probably in his 20s, sporting darkish clothes. The getaway automobile is described as mild coloured.     

The sufferer has been recognized, however police withheld the data pending notification of household. He’s described as a Hispanic male.  

Anybody with info relating to the capturing is requested to name the Murder Unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.