San Diego

Someone Opens Fire in Park, Kills Man Working on Car

SDPD investigators believe the man shot on Bethune Court was targeted

Two suspects are on the run after what police are calling a targeted attack in Emerald Hills. 

According to investigators, two gunmen walked up to a man working on his older model car in Emerald Hills Park and opened fire around 5 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses described hearing four to eight shots.

One woman who didn’t want to be identified said she was walking to the park to meet some friends when the gunshots erupted.

"I was trying to figure out if they were those little fire crackers you throw on the ground and they pop. That’s what it sounded like at first," she told NBC 7. 

San Diego Police said the suspects ran southbound on Kelton Road and may have escaped in a gray colored car, possibly a Nissan.

According to investigators the two gunmen were described as 15 to 17 years old.

Friends drove the 46-year-old victim, who is not yet being identified, to the hospital where he later died.

"They seemed to just strike the victim, so we do believe he was the target of this attack and the motivation isn’t known at this time," said Lt. Manuel Del Toro.

Investigators said the suspects were wearing dark pants and hoodies.

The location of the park is on Bethune Court near Kelton Road, south of State Route 94.

Anyone with information related to this incident can call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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