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Man shot in car in University Heights dies

Posted at 7:06 AM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 11:28:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man shot inside a car in the University Heights area Wednesday morning died from his wounds, leading to a police search for the gunmen.

San Diego police said they received a call just before 1 a.m. regarding an incident on El Cajon Boulevard, near Park Boulevard.

Responding officers said a man at the scene told them his friend had been shot inside the Mercedes-Benz they were in somewhere near Logan Avenue. The man said a light-colored sedan pulled up next to their vehicle and at least three Hispanic men fired 4-5 shots before fleeing the scene.

Police believe the Mercedes ended up on El Cajon Boulevard after getting lost trying to locate a hospital.

The victim, identified only as a 28-year-old Hispanic male, was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital where he died from his injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

The incident is under investigation.