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Midway District shooting victim killed during Snapchat transaction, police say

Posted at 6:44 AM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 09:44:45-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police say the man found shot behind a Midway District strip mall was the victim of an armed robbery.

Police received a call on Wednesday just after 6 p.m. over shots fired and a vehicle collision in the 3600 block of Midway Dr. Officers arrived to find a grey Acura had crashed into a retaining wall behind several businesses. Inside, the driver had been shot at least once.

The man, identified as 18-year-old Eduardo Salguero of San Diego, was taken to a nearby hospital but died of his injuries.

Investigators say they've learned that Salguero had arranged to purchase an item through Snapchat. When he arrived to meet the sellers, two Hispanic males entered his vehicle. During the meeting, one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and the transaction turned into an armed robbery.

Multiple gunshots were fired inside the vehicle, police said. The two suspects then fled on foot.

Police only described the suspects as Hispanic males, between 20-30 years old, who were wearing dark clothing at the time. They may have sustained significant head, leg, and arm injuries because of the collision.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call SDPD's Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.