Man shot outside College Area smoke shop

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SAN DIEGO — A 22-year-old man was shot Sunday evening outside a smoke shop in San Diego’s College Area.

Just before 5:30 p.m., two men confronted the victim as he was getting into his car after leaving Aztec Smoke Shop in the 5900 block of El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said. The gunmen shot the victim four times, then got into a gray Volkswagen Jetta and headed eastbound on El Cajon Boulevard, Buttle sad.

The gunmen were described as 5-foot-11 Black men in their early 20s with thin builds, Buttle said. One was wearing a red shirt and the other was wearing a white shirt.

Police said bystanders helped perform life-saving measures until firefighters got there.

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds to his chest and leg, Buttle said. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers were working to track down surveillance video from nearby businesses.

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