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By Miriam Raftery

Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News

On October 5, 2012 (La Mesa)—At 5:22 p.m. yesterday, La Mesa Police Department received reports of “shots heard” and a victim on the ground in the area of 5800 Amarillo Avenue. Upon arrival, La Mesa Police Officers found an unknown white male lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the head.  He was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

Officers received initial reports that there may have been two suspects who ran in different directions. Officers and deputies from San Diego Sheriff’s Department, San Diego Police Department, El Cajon Police Department and La Mesa Police Department searched the area for the outstanding suspects. La Mesa Police Department Detectives responded to the scene and are investigating the shooting.

The suspects have not been located and are described as:

Suspect #1: Hispanic male in his mid 20s about 5 foot 9 inches tall with dark hair and a normal build, was last seen running westbound from the scene.

Suspect #2: White male in his mid 20s wearing a white ball cap, a t-shirt and baggy gray shorts, was last seen running eastbound from the scene.

Anyone with information is urged to call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.

You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or  You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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