Man tried to walk himself to hospital after being shot in chest in University Heights

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man tried to walk himself to a nearby hospital after he was shot in the chest during an attempted robbery Saturday in University Heights.

The 24-year-old victim was near his car in the 2000 block of El Cajon Boulevard just after 2 a.m. when he was approached by the gunman. The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and attempted to rob him. When the victim wouldn't comply, the suspect shot him in the chest, San Diego Police said.

The suspect fled on foot. He is described as a 24-year-old Black man, between 5-foot 8-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, and last seen wearing a black flannel shirt and dark-colored pants.

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police said he tried to walk himself to a nearby hospital following the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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