Motorcyclist shoots man sitting in car

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- A motorcyclist fired at least three rounds through the driver's-side window of a parked car on a Golden Hill roadside Wednesday, hitting a man sitting inside the vehicle, authorities reported.

The assailant parked his two-wheeler in the 900 block of 26th Street shortly after 6:30 a.m., walked over to the car and began shooting, according to San Diego police.

"I was getting ready with my son and all of a sudden we heard 'boom, boom, boom!' My son said, 'Did you hear that explosion?' I told him it was probably fireworks," said Lilia Mendoza, a Golden Hill resident.

The motorcyclist, who was dressed in a gray jumpsuit and wearing a helmet that concealed his face, fled to the east on E Street on his motorcycle, possibly an older-model Honda, homicide Lt. Paul Rorrison told reporters.

“We don’t have any indication that it’s gang-related. We really don’t have any motive at all," said Rorrison.

Patrol officers found the victim slumped over the steering wheel of the sedan. Medics took him to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where he was in surgery Wednesday morning, but was not expected to survive. His name was withheld pending family notification.

Police disclosed no suspected motive for the shooting.

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