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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 42-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday after being shot in the arm in a Teralta West neighborhood alley, police said.

The victim was in an alley in the 4100 block of 42nd Street at about 3:29 a.m. Saturday when he was confronted by several suspects, according to Officer Dave O’Brien of the San Diego Police Department.

“During the altercation, one of the suspects produced a handgun and fired several shots at the victim, who was struck once in the right upper arm,” the officer said.

The suspects fled in a sport utility vehicle, O’Brien said. The victim was taken to a hospital by ambulance. His arm wound was not considered to be life-threatening.

The SDPD’s Mid City division was handling the investigation.

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