Police investigate homicide in Mountain View

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SAN DIEGO — Police are investigating a homicide that left a man dead in the Mountain View area Wednesday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m., police received calls about a possible shooting in the south alley of the 3400 block of Florence Lane, just east of state Route 15 and north of National Avenue, according to San Diego police. When officers arrived, they found a man with trauma to his upper torso. Medics took the man to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

“The mechanism for the man’s injury is not being released at this time,” police said in a statement Wednesday night.

Witnesses told police they heard gunshots and saw two vehicles leaving the alley. The vehicles were described as a silver, four-door Dodge Ram pickup truck and a black Chrysler sedan.

The identity of the victim was being withheld until his family has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD’s Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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