A search by gang investigators of the San Diego Police Department began on Tuesday for a male teenager who shot and wounded a 20-year-old man at a Clairemont recreation center.
The victim was standing with friends near the basketball courts at the North Clairemont Community Park on Bannock Avenue around 9:10 p.m. Monday night when they were approached by another group of males, said San Diego police Sgt. Bob Dare. At least one of the men in the group issued a challenge and the victim started to walk away, but one of the men pulled out a weapon and shot the victim in the back, Dare said.
The gang members then got into a small white car when someone in the park threw a soda can at the vehicle. The gunman then fired several more shots, none of which hit anyone. The suspected shooter was described as a male Latino 16 to 20 years old with a shaved head and tattoos. He was wearing a Padres shirt and blue jeans. The victim was brought to a hospital and is expected to have a full recovery.