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Police searching for Mount Hope shooter after reports of gunfire

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 20:57:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police are investigating reports of a person being shot in the Mount Hope area Friday.

San Diego Police said they were investigating reports that a 27-year-old Hispanic man showed up to Scripps Mercy Hospital with gunshot wounds just before 2 p.m. The man was rushed into surgery for life-threatening injuries.

Soon after, police responded to the scene of 41st and C streets to investigate the location of the reported shooting.

SDPD said based on the evidence gathered, the victim was in an altercation with man when gunshots rang out. The suspect they are searching for is a Hispanic male adult, approximately 29-30 years old who fled the area in a green pickup truck. He was last seen wearing a blue and yellow hat and a green jersey.

The vehicle was last seen fleeing southbound on 41st St.

SDPD Gang Detectives are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.