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Man murdered at motel in El Cajon

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EL CAJON, Calif. — A 25 year-old man was shot to death in an El Cajon motel, police said.

Villa Serena Motel MurderThe man, whose name was not released, was found with a gunshot wound in a room at the Villa Serena Motel on the 700 block of El Cajon Boulevard around 5 p.m. Wednesday, said El Cajon police Lt. Frank La Haye. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, he said.

A woman who described herself as a long-term guest at the hotel said in a telephone interview that she did not hear gunshots but did hear a woman screaming for someone to call paramedics.

“She said somebody got shot,” said the woman, who asked not to be identified.

Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call the El Cajon Police Department at 619-579-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.