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One killed after driver crashes into La Mesa office building

A 29-year-old man was shot multiple times and died in a La Mesa shopping center, police said Saturday.
Posted at 9:10 PM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 20:40:59-04

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) -- One person was killed and another hospitalized after an SUV crashed into a La Mesa office building Wednesday evening.

Authorities say a driver crashed into a building on the 7300 block of University Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Authorities believe the driver was under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both at the time of the crash, a lieutenant said Thursday.

According to La Mesa Police, an officer was traveling behind the SUV and saw it leave the road before crashing into the building. A DUI homicide team from the county District Attorney’s Office is assisting the La Mesa police traffic unit with the investigation.

Police say the 61-year-old driver was hospitalized. The person who died was 40-years-old, police say. The victim’s name was not released as of Thursday.

It's not immediately clear if the victim was an employee of the business.