Medical Examiner's Office working to identify National City shooting victim

Victim shot in the 1500 block of Sweetwater Road

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. - The identity of the 43-year-old man who died after being shot multiple times near a National City shopping center has not been released as of Sunday morning.

Officials at the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office were still working to identify the man and notify his family.

The victim was shot at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday in front of a Carl's Jr. restaurant located near Sweetwater Road at North 2nd Avenue.

National City police Sgt. Robert Rounds told U-T San Diego that the gunman likely fired a semi-automatic rifle 10 to 15 times about 10 to 15 feet away from the victim.

The newspaper reported that the suspect, described as a Hispanic man in a black hooded jacket, drove away in 1970s or 1980s model orange and white pickup truck with a distinctive front grill.

The victim was taken to UCSD Medical Center where he was declared dead at 6:21 p.m., according to the Medical Examiner's Office.

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