A 17-year-old was taken to the hospital after being pistol-whipped and shot during a robbery in Grantville, according to San Diego Police Department Officer Tony Martinez.
The incident happened Saturday at 4 a.m. on the 6100 block of Decena Drive, just east of Mission Gorge Road.
According to Martinez, the 17-year-old was talking on his cellphone when the suspect approached him and demanded his phone.
When the teenager refused, the suspect pistol-whipped him, shot him in the leg, and left with the phone, Martinez said.
The suspect is described as a male who is approximately 6-foot, 4-inches tall with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with green pants.
The 17-year-old sustained a laceration to his head and a shattered femur, Martinez said.
If anyone has information on this incident call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.