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Woman shot in the back near Belmont Park; police searching for suspect

A witness told News 8 the victim is a well-known vendor near Belmont Park and that she was talking as she was being loaded into an ambulance.

SAN DIEGO — A 61-year-old woman was caught in the crossfire and accidentally shot near the historic Belmont Park amusement park in Mission Bay, authorities said Tuesday.

San Diego police officer, John Buttle said the shooting was reported at 9:54 p.m. in the 3100 block of Mission Boulevard.

Four males got into an argument east of the bathrooms and one, described as in his late teens, started running southbound through the parking lot, Buttle said. A man in his 20s from the group shot at him but missed, and hit the woman near her shoulder.

The intended target fired back, he said. Two vehicles sustained bullet holes and 10 shell casings were found at the scene.

The woman was taken by paramedics to a hospital for treatment of wounds not believed life-threatening, Buttle said.

Police say the suspects were both Hispanic males in their late teens and early 20s wearing dark clothing. They say one of them got into a dark four-door sedan to flee the scene but all those men involved are still at large when we last spoke to SDPD.

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