Police investigate shooting in La Mesa neighborhood

At least 1 person shot, police say

LA MESA, Calif. - An investigation was under way Friday in La Mesa, where a man was shot in the head and taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said.

The shooting in the 5800 block of Amarillo Avenue was reported at 5:22 p.m. Thursday, according to La Mesa police Lt. Matt Nicholass.

Officers found the wounded man lying on the ground, the lieutenant said in a statement. His prognosis early Friday was unclear.

Two men in their mid-20s were being sought in connection with the shooting, Nicholass said. One is Hispanic, about 5 feet 9, with dark hair and a normal build, he said. The other is white and was last seen wearing a white ball cap, T-shirt and baggy gray shorts.

Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call La Mesa police at (619) 667-1400 or Crime Stoppers' anonymous tip line at (888) 580- TIPS.

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