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San Diego Police identify man shot, killed in Encanto

San Diego Police
Posted at 1:49 PM, Dec 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 16:49:13-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Police have identified the man shot and killed in Encanto Wednesday night as 24-year-old Gai Wal.

Police were called to the 6100 block of Imperial Avenue just before 6 p.m. on December 23 after receiving reports of shots fired.

When they arrived, officers found Wal in the parking lot of a nearby business with an apparent gunshot wound to his upper torso.

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Wal was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead on Christmas Day.

Very little is known about the circumstances surrounding the incident at this time, police added.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.