San Diego

Police Need Help Identifying Victim in Deadly Midway Shooting

San Diego police released a sketch of a woman who was shot and killed in a strip mall parking lot Tuesday hoping the public can help investigators identify her.

Police say a man and a woman were in the parking lot of Baron’s Market on W. Point Loma Boulevard late Tuesday when witnesses heard yelling and one gunshot, SDPD Lt. Anthony Dupree said.

The woman, believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s, was found on the ground and witnesses saw a black sedan leaving eastbound on W. Point Loma Boulevard, according to Dupree.

Medics transported the woman to UC San Diego Medical Center where she was pronounced dead around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday.

She is described as 5 feet 9 inches, weighing 156 pounds. Police say she may have given birth in the last few months.

Investigators say she and the suspect may have known each other.

Police were searching the Point Loma Heights area for the suspect, who is possibly in his late 30s or early 40s. Investigators are working to get surveillance video from surrounding businesses. 

"We're hoping [Domino's Pizza does] have cameras. We're waiting for a manager to come who has access to it. Hopefully, give us some additional information we can put out," Dupree said.

Domino's employees told police the suspect and victim entered the store briefly but returned to the parking lot where they talked for about 15 minutes.

A delivery driver who wished not to be identified told NBC 7 victim and suspected shooter came in as a couple, but not customers.

The woman asked if she could use the restaurant restroom and when she came out the two went outside to talk. The driver said the conversation turned into some sort of disagreement, but he didn't know the topic.

Minutes later he heard a single gunshot from inside the store and ran out to help.

"She was still alive," he said. "She was kinda looking at me having convulsions and it was a very shocking experience."

He says the woman was unable to speak.

Police say the suspect drove off in a dark-colored sedan.

No other information was available.

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