Police search for shooter in North Park

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SAN DIEGO -- Police are searching for two suspects after a man was shot in North Park Thursday evening.

The shooting was reported in an alley along Howard Avenue between Utah and Kansas Street around 5:30 p.m. Officers say the victim was shot in the forearm and the hip. Police say the bullet passed through the victim, who is being treated at a local hospital and is expected to survive the attack.

Police believe the gunman is a roughly 25-year-old white or Hispanic man wearing a black shirt and black Oakland Raiders hat, driving a light-colored Infiniti. They believe he fled the scene to the south with another person.

Neighbors who spoke to FOX 5 said when they heard the gunshots, they weren't surprised.

"When I heard the shot and I went out here and looked ... it was a matter of time. I knew it was going to happen," one resident said.

When they saw the victim, neighbors say he was still trying to protect the house.

"He wouldn't tell the officers who shot him but apparently he knows," another neighbor said.

Other residents said they were relieved to see officers digging through a home they have considered a threat to their personal safety for a long time.

"I wasn't too surprised, unfortunately," another resident said. "We've had a lot of traffic in the alleyway and it's just not good. We've called the cops several times so it almost seemed like it was destined to happen."

A viewer posted video to Twitter of the crime scene developing shortly after the shooting.


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