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Man shot multiple times in La Jolla neighborhood

Posted at 6:27 AM, Feb 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-16 20:11:07-05

LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) – San Diego Police are investigating a shooting in a La Jolla neighborhood that left a man with life-threatening injuries.

The shooting happened just before 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 3100 block of Morning Way, according to police.

Police said a 47-year-old man was walking away from his vehicle when “he was shot multiple times from an unknown suspect in a vehicle.”

The man was struck by gunfire in his stomach, police stated. His condition was not known as of Thursday morning.

The violent act has residents talking.

Dora Carson-Hacker heard the commotion but didn't think it was gunfire.

"We thought it was a car backfiring but there were a lot of loud noises in a row," said Carson-Hacker.

She said it's upsetting that it happened in her neighborhood.

Her neighbor Harry Walker said he isn't shocked because of the activity he has seen lately in the neighborhood.

"It makes me feel I have to be a lot more wearing of what I'm doing and where I'm going," said Walker.

Walker called the crime scene home for more than 40 years.

While neighborhood watch signs line the neighborhood, he said it's not operating well.

"We don't seem to get the type of response that we need when we see something happening," he said.

Police did not have any further information regarding the suspected shooter or the vehicle involved.