SUV Shooting Victim in City Heights ID'd

Police said a suspect on a bike shot the victim

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    TK
    NBC 7
    A distraught family member rushed to the scene of the shooting and had to be stopped by police officers.

     The man found gunned down in his SUV at a City Heights intersection has been identified by police.

    Forty-five-year-old Alberto Sanchez was discovered in the driver’s seat early Wednesday morning with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso, according to San Diego Police officials.

    He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

    The shooting happened at the intersection of 41st St. and Orange Ave., and in that area, officers picked up a person of interest-- a man in his 20s on a bicycle. That man was later released.

    A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect fired several rounds at Sanchez, according to police. The suspect is descrbed as a dark-skinned man wearing a dark colored sweatshirt with jeans.

    Two hours after the shooting, a member of Sanchez’s family arrived and, appearing distraught, had to be help back from the crime scene.

    A neighbor told NBC 7 that Sanchez’s SUV is often parked in that neighborhood, though he didn’t know the owner.

    If you have any more information about the shooting, call the SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.