City Heights shooting turns deadly

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SAN DIEGO – A shooting in a City Heights alley turned deadly after one of the two victims died Thursday, police said.

city-heights-shooting1Two men pulled into the alley near the 4000 block of 39th Street shortly before 3p.m.and exited their vehicle, according to San Diego Police Lt. Jorge Duran.

“Our understanding is that the suspects approached the victims on foot in the alley,” said Lt. Duran. “There was a confrontation, physical fight, during which time at least one of the suspects pulled out a weapon and shot both victims.”

Investigators said the men took off from the scene in a dark-colored pickup truck, leaving the victims, ages 32 and 34, with multiple gunshot wounds.

The 34-year-old died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The 32-year-old is in serious condition, but is expected to survive.

The assailants were described as slim, short-haired Latinos in their 20s or 30s.

If you have any information you’re asked to call the San Diego Police Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. 


  • Jane

    My condolences go out to his family.. Life is such a delicate thing. This man has a family. City heights is ghetto as can be. It was a matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. May he rest in peace.

  • Ruth

    Pe pole are quick to judge but only god can , say he wanted him by his side I dislike ignorance who ever did this is going to speak with god and nobody has a say in what happens may you rest in peace when you die.

  • Marilyn

    Some little white guy talking smack about latinos being scumbags when the only scumbag is the one talking smack behind a computer. Unfortunate things like this happen all the time and through any person belonging to whichever race making dumb decisions that impact other people's lives. There is bad people all over the place that do bad stuff and the last thing anyone should be doing is pointing fingers at latinos. At least latinos aren't as crazy as to go to elementary schools and kill innocent children ad who do we balme that one on? WHITE PEOPLE that have shown time after time that they need some serious mental help. But I don't blame all white people for that, that doesn't make me talk bad about all the good white people there is. So whomever you are talking bad about another race, maybe you want to reconsider your own scumbag actions.

  • none

    I dont know the people that were shot But I bet they were where they didnt belong and the tweeker ass kezeras ran up. At least this time they didnt bust a drive by….. This is why you dont go where you dont belong, and this is why I stay strapped on the streets (I rather do a coupla months then end up died)

  • Un vato

    The vatos that were shot were grown ass men. They knew what they were doing. They were gang bangers and when u bang that’s the risk u take. They were shot fair and square if u ask me. It’s part of the game

  • unknown

    all you ppl talking shyt need to shut the fuk up .. u guys dnt even know shyt … i knew the guy that got killed and the other guy that got shot .. u guys dnt know wassup or how things went down … and wachu got against eastsiders dumb fuckkkk !! bet you them and you run like a biatccchhhh !! r.i.p. junior

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