A San Diego police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A young man suffered non-life-threatening injuries Friday afternoon in a City Heights shooting involving five suspects.

The incident occurred at about 4:55 p.m., authorities said.

As the victim, 24, walked southbound in the 4200 block of Juniper Street, a residential area near Interstate 805 and Home Avenue, five men approached him.

“Words were exchanged and the victim turned and ran away from the group,” San Diego pollice Officer Robert Heims said.

One of the men pulled out a gun and shot several rounds at the victim. He received wounds to his right shoulder and right hip, according to Heims.

The victim, conscious and breathing as paramedics prepared him to be taken to a trauma center, is expected to survive, he added.

The suspects fled northbound on Juniper Street. The shooter is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a muscular build. He wore a blue hooded sweatshirt, a white shirt, black sweatpants and black shoes.

Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

— City News Service

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