Sherman Heights

Pedestrian Dragged in Deadly Sherman Heights Hit-and-Run

Police are looking for an SUV, possibly a silver GMC Envoy with damage to the front of the vehicle

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A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run in Sherman Heights early Sunday morning and the incident was captured on video, the San Diego Police Department said.

A vehicle was driving eastbound around 1:50 a.m. near the 1800 block of Market Street, between East Village and Sherman Heights, when it hit a man in the street, SDPD said. It was unclear if the man was standing in the street or crossing.

The victim was struck and dragged for about 100 feet, SDPD said. He was found lying at 19th and Market streets and pronounced dead the scene.

The vehicle fled the scene headed east and has not yet been found, police said.

Police are looking for an SUV, possibly a silver GMC Envoy with damage to the left headlight and front of the vehicle. A photo was released by police in an attempt to locate the driver.

“That is really, really sad. Nobody wants that to happen to their loved ones,” said neighbor Adrian, who said his girlfriend could hear the aftermath of the deadly hit and run. “We don’t know who [the driver] was, I hope they catch him because it was an injustice that happened.”

A local business captured the moment the pedestrian was struck on camera. The video shows the vehicle drive away before neighbors rushed outside to help the injured man.

Two more neighbors, Lorena and Socorro, came outside after they heard the police sirens.

“We heard screams. We think it was coming from good Samaritans who stopped to help the victim,” said Lorena.

“Everyone here is distraught -- especially since we don't know who did this,” said Socorro.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.

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