UPDATE: Police search for driver suspected of killing man in car-to-car Chula Vista shooting

SAN DIEGO — Authorities responded to a deadly shooting that occurred near the intersection of Broadway and E Street in Chula Vista Wednesday morning, according to the Chula Vista Police Department.

Police said a 9-1-1 call came in just before 10 a.m. with a witness reporting a disturbance between two people. The suspect and victim were seen driving westbound on E Street in two separate vehicles prior to the shooting.

According to the witness, both vehicles stopped along the roadway, the drivers exited their vehicles to approach each other and one of the drivers then shot the other before fleeing the scene.

Responding officers located a 38-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds in the driver seat of black Nissan Altima, which was stopped along the north curb in front of 593 E Street. The victim, who is believed to be a Chula Vista resident, was transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The suspect’s vehicle, a silver or grey four-door sedan, was last seen heading westbound on E Street towards the I-5, which was about a block away. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult, unknown age, 5’8” to 5’9”, medium build with short hair.

The identity of the victim is being withheld by authorities until his family is notified.

E Street from Ash Avenue to Broadway was temporarily blocked off and traffic was halted during a police investigation. The roads have since reopened for travelers.

“The vehicle would have been going westbound on E Street toward the freeway, so if someone saw something further down please keep that in mind,” Sgt. Anthony Molina said. “If you think it’s remotely related call Crime Stoppers.”

Police detectives are trying to determine how this went down and are asking for the public’s help. Witnesses and anyone with additional information are asked to contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.