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Man shot in East Village by a man asking to buy drugs

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 14:26:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)-- A man was shot in the leg Friday morning in downtown San Diego's East Village neighborhood by a man who approached him asking to buy drugs, San Diego police said.

The shooting was reported around 4:40 a.m. on 16th Street between K Street and Imperial Avenue, just west of Interstate 5.

According to police, a man who looked to be in his 20s approached the victim on 16th Street, and walked off when said the victim replied that he didn’t sell drugs.

About 20 minutes later, the same man returned and confronted the victim, pulled out a handgun and shot him in the leg.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

The gunman was described as a 5-foot-8 black man in his 20s with a heavy build and curly black hair. At the time of the shooting, he wore a blue jacket and gray pants.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call San Diego Police Department's central division at 619-744-9500.