Walk-Up Gunman Fires 7 Shots, Wounds Man on Encanto Street

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Police look for evidence at the scene of the shooting in Encanto. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A man was shot in the ankle Saturday evening in a hail of gunfire on an Encanto street, police reported.

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The 25-year-old man was standing on the street when a male suspect allegedly approached and fired about seven shots at him, according to the San Diego Police Department.

It happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Stork Street.

When the victim saw the gun, he fled but was still hit in the ankle, said SDPD officials who transported the him to a hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening injury.

Police are searching for the suspect, who remains at large.

Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call police or submit tips to San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

— City News Service

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