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Man shot, killed in downtown San Diego, police say

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Posted at 10:48 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 12:18:55-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A man died following a shooting in downtown San Diego Thursday evening, police said.

The shooting was reported just after 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of 5th Avenue and E Street in the Gaslamp Quarter, according to San Diego police.

According to police, an altercation broke out between a man and his companion and a third man. Police said during the altercation, the third man produced a handgun and shot one of the men in the upper torso. The suspected shooter and the victim's companion both fled the scene.

The victim was rushed to UC San Diego Medical Center for treatment, but he later died from his injuries. Police identified him as a 22-year-old Hispanic male.

While the victim's companion was found a short distance away, police are still searching for the gunman. The suspected shooter was described as a Black male with braided hair, between 20-40 years of age, and wearing a bandana or rag over his face. He was last seen wearing dark clothing and running on eastbound E Street.

Police are interviewing witnesses and viewing surveillance video footage from area businesses as part of the investigation.