San Diego Police Thursday released a sketch of a woman who was fatally shot in the Point Loma Heights area in an effort to identify her.
Dispatchers received reports shortly before 11:45 p.m. Tuesday of a shooting at a parking lot in the 4000 block of West Point Loma Boulevard, according to police.
A man and a woman were standing next to a vehicle in the parking lot of Barons Market on West Point Loma Boulevard when witnesses heard yelling and one gunshot, Lt. Anthony Dupree said.
The woman, believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s, was found lying on the ground in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to her upper body and witnesses saw a black sedan leaving eastbound on West Point Loma Boulevard at a high speed, Dupree said.
The victim was rushed to a hospital and was later pronounced dead, Dupree said, adding that the victim has not been identified.
The suspect was described as a black man in his mid-to-late 30s who was last seen wearing dark clothing.
Police worked to get surveillance video from surrounding businesses, including Barons Market and Domino’s Pizza, Dupree said.
Meanwhile, investigators released a sketch of the victim in the hope that someone would recognize and help identify her.
She is described as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 156 pounds and may have given birth in the past few months.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call homicide detectives at (619) 531-2293 or the anonymous San Diego County Crime Stoppers tip line at (888) 580-8477.
— City News Service
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