San Diego police have released images captured on surveillance tape of the suspect vehicle involved in a drive-by shooting in downtown San Diego that left a man on the street injured with multiple gunshot wounds.
The shooting happened Tuesday around 8:45 p.m. in the 900-block of Broadway. Police said a 24-year-old man was walking west just as a vehicle was traveling north on Broadway, near 9th Avenue.
The driver of the car stopped at the intersection. As the pedestrian crossed 9th Avenue, the driver of the car briefly exchanged words with the pedestrian.
Police said the driver then pulled out a gun and shot the pedestrian multiple times.
Police believe the driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle. He’s described only as a mixed-race man. The motive for the shooting remains unknown.
At the scene Tuesday night, SDPD field Lt. Paul Phillips said the shooting appeared to be random.
The victim was struck by gunfire at least six times and sustained a broken arm and other unspecified injuries.
The location where the shooting took place is surrounded by several businesses. After examining surveillance footage from some of those surrounding shops, police were able to pull images of the suspect vehicle.
Police are asking anyone with information about this vehicle or the shooting suspect to come forward and contact SDPD Central Division Detectives at (619) 744-9500 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
If caught, the suspect could face charges for attempted homicide.