Man Shot Several Times in Hillcrest

The motive for the crime is not known and a suspect has not been identified

A man was in critical condition Monday after a shooting in Hillcrest early Monday.

Several residents called 911 just after 2:30 a.m. reporting gunshots near Upas and Richmond Streets.

Yellow police tape blocked off the area north of Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo and about a  block from Roosevelt Middle School.

On Upas Street, officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was listed in critical condition as of 8 a.m. Monday.

The victim has not been identified but officers describe him as a white male, approximately 24 to 25 years of age.

Anyone with information about this incident can call homicide investigators at 619-531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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