The owner of an Oak Park barbershop was gunned down at his workplace Friday, and his assailant was at large.

The gunfire erupted at the business at 54th and Redwood streets shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene. A relative identified him to reporters as Lamar Canady, 32, a father of four and owner of the shop.

Officers fanned out through the area in search of the unidentified shooter. No arrests had been announced by early Friday evening.

A number of distraught people crowded the area following the shooting, trying to get past police crime-scene tape and yelling at news crews. Television broadcasts showed several men being cuffed and led away.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.