Police search for gunman in Southcrest

SAN DIEGO – Detectives Monday were searching for a man suspected of shooting a man in the right arm and left leg in an apparent gang-related assault in the Southcrest area.

It happened shortly before 8:15 p.m. Sunday in the 4000 block of Boston Avenue near South 40th Street, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

A 20-year-old man was standing in his front yard at a residence on Boston Avenue when a man walked up to the yard, yelled something at the victim and then shot him, Heims said.

The suspect fled the area westbound on Boston Avenue, Heims said.

The victim was transported to a hospital with gunshot wounds to his right elbow and his left calf, Heims said, adding that the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The suspect was described as a 6-foot-tall Hispanic man weighing around 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black pants and a baseball cap.

Detectives from the San Diego Police Department gang unit were investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the gang unit at 619-531-2847 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.