Vigil for Spring Valley shooting victim

Posted at 12:09 PM, Dec 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-30 02:18:55-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting that left a young man critically injured in his girlfriend's car in Spring Valley Wednesday night.

Deputies arrived at the intersection of Concepcion Avenue and San Francisco Street just before 7 p.m. and found the victim, Candido Aragon, Jr.,  in the passenger seat of the car.

A witness told 10News he heard two gunshots and a woman screaming.

The witness ran to Concepcion Avenue to help and found the Aragon slumped over with a very weak pulse and a gunshot wound to the head.

Deputies say multiple people were seen running from the car at the time of the shooting.

The young man's father said the Aragon’s girlfriend was driving the car, but he wasn’t sure who else was riding inside.

Aragon is 21-years-old and the father of a little boy. On Thursday his family reported he was on life support. A GoFundMe pagestarted for the family has now raised nearly $4,000. 

A vigil for Aragon will be held Thursday night at 6:50 p.m. at the location of the shooting, the intersection of Concepcion Avenue and St. George Street in Spring Valley. 

Deputies are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call Sheriff's Homicide Detail at 858-974-2321 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.