1 Wounded in Shooting Near Lemon Grove Business

Shots rang out near an AutoZone on Broadway just after 11 a.m., police said

One person was wounded in Lemon Grove Tuesday after shots were fired near a business, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) confirmed.

Shots rang out around 11:05 a.m. near an AutoZone store in the 7200 block of Broadway, near Citrus and Pacific avenues. SDSO Lt. Chris May said witnesses reported hearing between three to five shots.

When deputies arrived at the scene, May said they found a man suffering from two gunshot wounds at a nearby business. That victim suffered unspecified, non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The victim's injuries are not considered life-threatening; his name was not released.

The shooting suspect fled the scene and was not immediately located by deputies. 

As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the suspect remained outstanding. May said detectives do not know if the suspect is still armed, as investigators had not yet recovered a weapon in the shooting.

May said detectives were still gathering evidence at the scene and compiling details for a description of the suspect. For now, the suspect is only described as a man between 25 and 35 years old who may have fled the scene in a vehicle, though a description of the car was not released.

A witness told NBC 7 he and his co-worker were working on a project on the roof of a nearby building when they heard shots fired.

They heard one shot at first, then four more.

When the workers looked up, they saw a man in a white shirt sprinting near the businesses, then saw two other men go into the AutoZone store. The witness told NBC 7 it appeared that one of the men who ran into the business may have been wounded.

Anyone with information on the case can contact the SDSO at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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