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Search for suspects in deadly City Heights shooting

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Police sought the public's help Friday in tracking down two assailants involved in a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in an alley in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood.

The gunfire rang out in the 4000 block of 39th Street near University Avenue around 2:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Lt. Jorge Duran of the San Diego police Homicide Unit.

"When officers arrived they found two male victims, ages 32 and 34, suffering from gunshot wounds and lying on the ground in the alley," Duran said, adding that both victims were taken to hospitals.

The 34-year-old was later pronounced dead and the other man was in stable condition and expected to survive, he said.

Witnesses said the two victims were standing in the alley when two males approached, an argument ensued, and one of the suspects pulled a handgun and shot the victims, Duran said. The suspects fled in a dark pickup truck, witnesses told police.

The vehicle may have been a Toyota Tacoma two-door with an extended cab, said Lt. Kevin Mayer, a San Diego police spokesman.

The assailants were described as slim Latinos with short hair who wore dark shirts and blue jeans. Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspects was urged to call the San Diego police Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A shooting in a City Heights alley left two men wounded Thursday afternoon.

The gunfire rang out about 2:45 p.m. off the 4000 block of 39th Street, near University Avenue, according to San Diego police. Medics took the victims to a hospital for treatment of wounds of undetermined severity.

Witnesses told officers two men fled the scene of the shooting to the north in a dark-blue pickup truck, possibly a Toyota Tacoma two-door with an extended cab, SDPD public-affairs Lt. Kevin Mayer said. The assailants were described as slim, short-haired Latinos wearing dark-colored shirts and blue jeans.

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