1 wounded in Kearny Mesa strip mall shooting

SAN DIEGO -- One person was critically wounded Friday night in a shooting in a busy strip mall in Kearny Mesa.

At 10 p.m. Friday, the man and a friend walked up to the door of the Min Sok Chon restaurant at 4620 Convoy Street and began talking with other customers when the conversation turned into an argument between the victim and one of the customers, according to Sgt. Michael Tansey of the San Diego Police Department.

The two men began fighting in the parking lot of the restaurant when another customer pulled a semi-automatic handgun and shot the victim four times, twice in the upper body and twice in the lower body, Tansey said.

A witness who was inside Somi Somi, an ice cream shop at the strip mall, told FOX 5 he heard people fighting followed by gunshots. He said he saw one person fall to the ground and a group of people run away.

The victim was rushed to a hospital where he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition, he said.

The suspects ran southbound on Convoy Street. The shooter was described as an Asian man in his late 20s, 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a thin to medium build, Tansey said. He was wearing a black ski cap, black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black slippers.

SDPD Gang detectives are investigating and no arrests had been made as of Saturday afternoon.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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