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A teen whose body was found in a vehicle that struck a wall in Point Loma Heights was shot during an armed robbery, San Diego police said Saturday.

The authorities identified the victim as Eduardo Salguero, 18, of San Diego.

Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital, but doctors pronounced him dead, said San Diego police Lt. Matt Dobbs.

Officers were dispatched at 6:16 p.m. Wednesday to the 3600 block of Midway Drive in response to several 911 calls regarding possible shots fired and a vehicle collision, Dobbs said.

“When officers and paramedics arrived on scene, they found a gray Acura had collided with a retaining wall in the access road behind the businesses,” he said. “They located a male behind the wheel who was unresponsive. When they removed him from the vehicle, they discovered he had sustained at least one apparent gunshot wound.”

Detectives learned Salguero arranged to buy an item through Snapchat, Dobbs said. Salguero drove to the location to meet the sellers and when he arrived, two men entered his vehicle and one shot him prior to the crash.

The suspects were described as Hispanic, between 20 and 30 years old, wearing dark clothes, Dobbs said. It’s also believed the men suffered significant head, leg and arm injuries when Salguero drove into the wall.

The SDPD’s Homicide Unit urged anyone with any information regarding the shooting and crash to call them at 619-531-2293. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

– City News Service

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