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Uber driver shot during fight with passenger in Midway District

San Diego police
Posted at 3:28 PM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 02:14:48-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — An Uber driver was hospitalized Tuesday after being shot by a passenger during a fight in the Midway District, according to San Diego Police.

The department said the victim picked up a passenger on the 3100 block of Midway Drive at 2 p.m.

At some point, the driver and passenger got into a fight before the suspect “produced a gun and shot the victim in the leg,” police said.

The suspect then left the scene but was taken into custody a short time later.

Officers at a scene in front of a PetsMart, which isn't far from where the initial shooting was reported, told ABC 10News that the suspect ran into the pet-supply store at one point.

The driver was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.

An Uber spokesperson sent ABC 10News the following statement regarding this incident, “This violent attack is alarming, and we are reaching out to support the driver. We are grateful for the quick actions by San Diego Police officers in arresting the suspect.”