Man Shot Sitting in Parked Car in Golden Hill

The shooter was described as wearing a full helmet with gray jumpsuit

Law enforcement officers are looking for a motorcyclist accused of shooting a man while he was sitting in a parked vehicle in Golden Hill early Wednesday.

The victim was near the corner of 26th Street and E Street around 6:30 a.m. when he was shot while sitting inside his Mazda, officials said.

The shooter, described as a person on a motorcycle with full helmet and long-sleeved gray jumpsuit, shot into the window of the victim’s vehicle, police said.

The shooter may have been driving on an older-model Honda or Kawasaki motorcycle with chrome exhaust pipes. After parking the bike, the motorcyclist approached the victim and shot him multiple times, officials said.

After the shooting, the person got back on the motorcycle and drove off eastbound on E Street.

Lt. Paul Rorrison said the victim was slumped over the steering wheel and apeared to be suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the upper body area.

Rorrison could not say if the victim, described as in his 40s, lived in the residential neighborhood.

He was transported to Mercy Hospital where he was rushed into surgery, Rorrison said. San Diego police initially told NBC 7 the victim had died from his injuries but later updated that information to say he was not expected to survive.

Detectives say the crime does not appear to be gang-related. 

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