SAN DIEGO – A man walking in the Paradise Hills area was shot in he back, and is now hospitalized for his wounds.
According to a San Diego Police press release, a 26-year-old man was walking on Saipan Drive near Potomac Street on Sunday evening about 7 pm. He heard several gunshots, and realized he had been hit in the back. The wound turned out to be non-life threatening, as he was able to continue on several blocks to seek help at his girlfriend’s house. She drove him to nearby Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, and from there he was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego for further treatment.
The victim was able to provide police with a fairly detailed description of the shooter, who was described as a 30 to 35-year-old hispanic male about 5’6″ tall, weighing about 190 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt and shorts, and has tattoos on his arms and neck, including a female face on his neck. He had fled the scene going North in a small blue Dodge 1500 truck, and had two female passengers.
The San Diego Police Gang Unit is currently investigating the incident. Anyone with any information about the shooting should contact San Diego Police at 916-531-2000.
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