SDPD, family looking for man missing since fatal Mission Valley

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SDPD, family looking for man missing since fatal Mission Valley shooting

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The San Diego Police Department Thursday continued their search for a missing man after a Mission Valley shooting that left his fiancee dead and brother in critical condition.

Police released a missing persons flyer for 24-year-old Gianni Leonardo Belvedere, who was last seen at his home in Tierrasanta on the night of December 23.

Gianni Belvedere Italian-American, 6 feet tall, 165 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

His vehicle is described as an dark green 2004 Toyota Camry sedan with Utah license plate B154VZ.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (619) 531-2293 or the San Diego County Crime Stoppersanonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward.

THIS IS A STORY UPDATE. For an earlier story, read below.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8/CNS) - The family of the victims of a shooting near the Mission Valley Macy's store spoke exclusively to CBS News 8 about the tragedy that left one loved one dead, another critically wounded, and a third missing.

The victims, both in their 20s, were found in a car parked across from Macy's Department Store in Westfield Mission Valley Mall on Camino Del Rio North around 1:30 a.m., according to San Diego police homicide Lt. Mike Hastings.

Salvatore Belvedere, 22, who was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper torso in very critical condition.

Officers were called to the mall by the woman, Ilona Gregorievna, who also goes by the name Ilona Flint. She dialed 911 and stated that she was shot near the mall but did not know exactly where she was, according to police. Flint was identified by family members as Belvedere's brother's fiancee. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A third person, identified as Salvatore's brother Gianni Belvedere, was with the two at the mall on Monday night. Family members say they have not heard from him since, but they're very worried about him.

The Belvedere sisters, Angela, Antoinette, and Laura, say they just want to know what happened. They say they're hopeful that speaking publicly will help bring their missing brother Gianni home.

"All we know right now is that he is missing and we need him to go home. Please, please if you know his whereabouts or if you have seen him or his car, we're asking that you please contact San Diego police. Our family has been through a lot and we need your prayers and we hope to bring Gian home."

Gianni drives an olive-colored 2004 Toyota Camry with the Utah license plate B154VZ. The sister say they are worried that their brother may also be in danger.

"It's an unusual thing to happen and this is very unlike Gian, so we are here today to ask for everybody to look for him because we don't have a clue where he could be."

Police had not identified anyone as a suspect in the shootings as of Wednesday night and the motive was under investigation.

Macy's was open during the shooting, and investigators were looking for witnesses to help identify a possible suspect in the case.

Jerry Hill, who works at the nearby Christmas tree lot, says he was sleeping in his trailer when his dogs woke him up.

"All I know is I seen the flashing lights and I grabbed my wife, 'Something's going on out there.' Unfortunately it had to be something like that," Hill said.

Hastings described the possible suspect as a male of unknown race, around 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 11, last seen wearing tan pants and a shirt. He may have fled in dark gray 2008-2011 Honda sedan, according to the lieutenant.

Anyone with information about the early-morning shooting was asked to call the San Diego Police Department's Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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