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SAN DIEGO -- A suspect in an early-morning shooting fled from police in Mira Mesa Tuesday and was thought to be holed up in a nearby home, but was not found after a more than four-hour siege.

Michael Paganvega, 27, bolted when an officer approached him in the 8800 block of Brentford Avenue shortly after 2 p.m., according to San Diego police. He then ran into a nearby house and did not respond to orders to surrender, San Diego Police Department spokesman Josh Hodge said.

Officers surrounded the residence and ordered Paganvega to come outside and give himself up. About 3:30 p.m., a SWAT team was called in to take positions in the neighborhood and prepare to forcibly enter the home if necessary.

Officers entered the home about 6:30 p.m., but Paganvega was not inside and his whereabouts remained unknown, Officer Dino Delimitros said.

Paganvega was being sought in connection with a predawn shooting at or near Hourglass Field Community Park, about a mile from the site of the standoff, according to police.

The gunfire left one person with wounds that were not believed to be life-threatening, Hodge said.

Paganvega, who should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, is Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches tall, has dark hair and weighs about 135 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts was urged to immediately call 911 or San Diego police at 619-531-2000