Neighbor drags gunshot wound victim to police station

SAN DIEGO — A 50-year-old gunshot victim showed up at a San Diego Police Department substation after he was shot in the leg during an argument in the Teralta West neighborhood, police said Tuesday.

After being dragged from his neighbor’s car at the Mid-City substation in City Heights, the victim was taken by paramedics to a hospital and was expected to survive, SDPD Officer John Buttle said.

Detectives investigating the incident later learned the shooting occurred a little before 8:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Van Dyke Avenue, Buttle said. The victim was standing outside in that area when a gray Ford Mustang pulled up and an argument ensued with an occupant.

“A single shot was fired and the victim was hit in the upper leg,” Buttle said.

A neighbor drove the victim roughly half a mile to the Mid-City police station at 4310 Landis St., where the victim was seen on video “being pulled from the vehicle,” Buttle said. Paramedics met the victim at the station and took him to an undisclosed hospital for treatment of a single gunshot wound to his upper thigh.

Detectives do not believe it was a gang-related shooting, Buttle said.