A 22-year-old man was killed Thursday night following a shooting in the Gaslamp Quarter, according to the San Diego Police Department.
The shooting was reported at around 9:45 p.m. near the intersection of 5th Avenue and E Street, according to SDPD. There, responding officers found a 22-year-old man with apparent gunshot wounds to his upper torso.
The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.
Investigators determined thus far that the victim and a companion were involved in some sort of confrontation with a third man. At some point, the third man brandished a firearm and shot the victim.
The gunman fled the scene on foot and was followed by the victim's friend, who was found by authorities a "short distance away."
SDPD said the victim has been identified, but the department is not releasing his name at this time.
The investigations is ongoing and the search for the gunman continues. He is described as a man between 20 to 40 years of age. He had a bandana or rag over his face at the time of the shooting and his hair was braided. The gunman was last seen heading eastbound on E Street.
Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to contact SDPD's Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting CrimeStoppers at (888) 580-8477.