Gunman runs off after shooting man on street corner


San Diego police stand on a street corner in the Stockton neighborhood where a young man was shot in the arm.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 21-year-old man was shot in the arm while standing on a street corner with a friend in the Stockton neighborhood, police said Thursday.

It happened shortly after 10:20 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Island Avenue and 31st Street, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

The victim was standing near the corner with a friend when a man ran up, shot the victim once in the left arm and ran away southbound on 31st Street, Heims said.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were not believed to be life-threatening, the officer said.

The suspect was described as a roughly 5-foot-5 Hispanic man in his early 30s with a thin build. He was clean shaven, bald and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and glasses.

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