Vigil for 2008 murder victim hopes to bring about clues

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday night to bring attention to the unsolved case of murder of Salvador Hernandez.

Salvador Hernandez and a female companion were shot while sitting in a car parked alongside Seifert Street near 55th Street about 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2008, according to San Diego police and Crime Stoppers.

The woman survived, but Hernandez died from his wounds. A description of the shooter was not available, but authorities said the gunshots came from inside a light-colored pickup truck that pulled up alongside the couple’s car.

The motive for the attack remained unclear. At 6 p.m. today, friends and family of the victim will return to the scene of the shooting to bring attention to the unsolved case.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call police at (619) 531-2293, or to contact Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580- 8477 or via email at

A $1000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest.

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