SAN DIEGO — A man was critically wounded by a shooter in La Jolla on Wednesday night, said the San Diego Police Department.
According authorities, the victim, 47, was walking away from his vehicle shortly before 9:45 p.m. when he was shot at multiple times from inside of a nearby vehicle at 3100 Morning Way.
The victim was struck by a bullet in the stomach and police say his injuries are considered life threatening. His identity has not been released at this time and authorities did not disclose which area hospital he was transported to.
Police say the shooting happened at the Cambridge apartment complex, across from The Shops at La Jolla Village.
SDPD said there are currently no suspect descriptions available or any details about the involved vehicle.
“I was lying in bed with my wife when we heard a gunshot clearly coming from the back of the house. Then a few seconds later, a second shot,” Timothy Hartman told FOX 5. “Then we heard five rapid shots. It sounded like a different weapon because it had a different sound to it. Then we heard a car speed off and saw the glow of lights through the window.”
Neighbors say albeit a quiet neighborhood with families and professionals, police have been called to a unit in the front area of the complex multiple times over the years.
“I’d say a dozen times in the last two years,” Hartman said.
“A lot of times, they know where this is a problem,” Harry Walker, who lives in the complex, told FOX 5. “It’s something I told my neighbor, that it’s only a matter of time.”
San Diego Police Northern Detectives are investigating the incident.
Anyone with information related to the shooting is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
FOX 5’s Alani Letang contributed to this report.