It's the second deadly shooting in two weeks at the same National City convenience store, and now police are investigating if there's a connection. A man was killed early Sunday morning outside the 7-Eleven on North Highland Avenue in National City.
Around 4:50a.m., 911 calls began coming in reporting the sound of gunshots, National City police Sgt. Chris Sullivan said.Officers headed to the scene and found a 55-year-old man with a gunshot wound. Paramedics took the man to UC San Diego Medical Center, where he later died, Sullivan said. Police believe the victim was either walking or riding his bike near the 7-Eleven at the intersection of North Highland Avenue and Eta Street when he was shot. Officers did not release any information on possible suspects.
On March 27, a body was found near the same 7-Eleven store, after reports of gunshots. 27-year-old Robert Garduno was arrested for the murder of 26-year-old Onan Loaiza, who was walking on Eta Street. It's believed Loaiza had been in a fight with two men minutes before he was killed and was likely targeted. Police say they're still looking for other suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call the National City Police Department at 619-336-4411.
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