Reward of Up to $1,000 Offered for Tips Into Fatal Encanto Shooting

Gai Wal, 24, was found mortally wounded in a parking lot in the 6200 block of Imperial Avenue

An undated image of two individuals considered persons of interest in the Dec. 23, 2020 murder of 24-year-old Gai Wal.
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Authorities reached out to the public Tuesday for help in identifying whoever fatally shot a man outside an Encanto-area barbershop 13 months ago.

Patrol officers responding to a report of gunfire shortly before 6 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2020, found 24-year-old Gai Wal lying mortally wounded in a parking lot in the 6200 block of Imperial Avenue, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Paramedics took Wal to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Surveillance cameras captured low-resolution images of a pair of potential suspects and two vehicles in the area at the time of the slaying. The vehicles were described as a red sedan and a green extended-cab pickup truck, possibly a GMC or Chevrolet model, with gray five-spoke wheels and a missing passenger-door handle.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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