The victim, who is in his 50s, spotted the two prowlers using flashlights to look around inside his Cadillac parked outside his home on Wenrich Place around 2:50 a.m., San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said.
As the resident walked outside, the suspects drove off in a silver sedan. He got in his car and followed them, Delimitros said.
Delimitros said one of the suspects fired shots at the pursuing man at the west end of Del Cerro Drive and again in the vicinity of Friars and Santo roads before he gave up the chase. Neither the man nor his victim was struck.