A San Diego police cruiser.
A San Diego police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

Authorities sought the public’s help Sunday in identifying a suspect who allegedly shot a man in the upper thigh during a fight in front of a 7-Eleven in the Teralta West community of San Diego.

The 29-year-old victim and the suspect were arguing, which turned into a fight at about 10 p.m. Saturday in front of the store at 4350 University Ave., the San Diego Police Department reported.

The suspect left the area, came back a short time later and allegedly shot the victim in the upper thigh. He was last seen running northbound on 44th Street. Paramedics rushed the victim to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was described as a clean-shaven, 5-feet-10-inch tall man between the ages of 35 and 39, weighing about 200 pounds with straight dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with yellow lettering and dark pants.

He was also seen driving a late-model, black four-door sedan with tinted windows.

Police urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 619-531-2000 or 858-484-3154.

City News Service contributed to this article.


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