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Man shot three times in Chollas Creek encounter, police say

San Diego police
Posted at 7:34 AM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 10:34:04-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Police are investigating a shooting in the Chollas Creek area Friday that left a man with multiple gunshot wounds.

San Diego Police say a 22-year-old Hispanic male was walking in the 5300 block of Lea St. when he was approached by a Hispanic male suspect sometime before 7 p.m. Friday. A brief conversation began between the two, before the suspect pulled out a handgun and fire four times at the man, police say.

The man was hit three times by gunfire. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the scene in a red sedan, heading eastbound on Lea St. He is described as being 5-foot 8-inches tall with thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded jacket and dark hat.

SDPD Gang detectives are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 619-531-2000 or 858-484-3154.