SAN DIEGO -- A man was killed in a shooting outside his family's Paradise Hills home Friday night.
Police were called about the shooting on Calle Gaviota, about a block away from Reo Drive, around 10:30 p.m. Friday. Officers found the 37-year-old man, who family members told FOX 5 was named Dustin, had been shot in his upper body. He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
“We’re trying to deal with the fact that it’s happened and hoping to wake up from a horrible nightmare," said Fred Genhart, the victim's father-in-law.
San Diego Police Homicide Detectives were called to investigate. They learned that family members had heard gunshots shortly after the victim went outside the house. The family said they had rushed outside and attempted to help.
“I found him on the ground by the sidewalk laying on his back," Genhart said. "So I grabbed his hand and started talking to him, but he was not responding.”
A witness reported seeing a man in dark clothes running from the area after the gunshots were heard. A detailed description of the suspect was not available.
Police said there's a possibility the shooting was gang related.
Genhart told FOX 5 he's worried this shooting won't be the last. “Stop the violence. You’re fighting over stuff you don’t even own and you don’t care about life," he said.
The victim's identity had not officially been released as of early Saturday afternoon.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Homicide Unit or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.