San Diego

Man Saying Goodbye to Girlfriend Shot in the Back in Southcrest

Police do not believe the shooting was gang-related

A man saying goodbye to his girlfriend at a bus stop in Southcrest Sunday evening was shot in the back, police said.

A 25-year-old man got out of a blue compact car and shot at the man, who had just turned away from a bus that his girlfriend had hopped onto, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said.

The shooting happened at the intersection of South 41st Street and National Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. 

The man was struck in the lower back and was taken to the hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries, police said. 

Police are looking for a suspect believed to be about 5 feet and 10 inches tall, and was wearing a blue and grey hoodie and driving a dark blue Honda at the time of the shooting, police said.

The suspect took off heading eastbound on National Avenue, police said. 

Police do not believe the shooting was gang-related. The incident remains under investigation.

No other information was available.

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