2 Men Sought in Connection to Robbery, Shooting of 18-Year-Old in Coronado

Authorities said the victim and two suspects met on an online app that connects buyers and sellers

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Police are searching for two men involved in the shooting of an 18-year-old during a jewelry sale gone wrong, according to Coronado police.

The shooting happened at about 9:30 p.m. Monday along Orange Avenue near 9th and 10th streets, according to the Coronado Police Department. There, officers found the victim on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.

The investigation determined the victim arranged to meet the two suspects in person to sell jewelry. They met on an online app that pairs buyers and sellers, authorities said. Upon meeting, the suspects grabbed the jewelry and shot the 18-year-old before they ran off.

Several officers were seen assessing the crime scene near the Which Wich Superior Sandwiches restaurant, where one of its windows was shattered with what appeared to be a bullet hole toward the bottom.

An employee from a nearby liquor store told NBC 7 he heard gunshots.

"I was here in the store and I heard two shotguns," the man said. "I thought that it sounded far away and not even a minute later, somebody was screaming saying somebody got shot.”

Coronado police are looking for two men wanted in connection to the robbery and shooting of an 18-year-old man.

Police said one suspect was described as a male in his 20s with a heavy build who wore a blue sweatshirt and baggy pants, and the second was described as an adult male in his 20s who removed some of his clothing while taking off.

The victim was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries. Police said he is expected to recover.

Any business owners who may have surveillance footage of the shooting is urged to contact the Coronado Police Department at 619-522-7350.

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