SAN DIEGO -- A man was fatally shot in the East Village area Saturday evening, according to the San Diego Police Department.
The shooting was reported around 7:30 p.m. outside the Alpha Project homeless shelter at 17th Street and Imperial Avenue, authorities said.
Alpha Project's CEO told FOX 5 the victim was a security guard who worked for the shelter.
The shelter was placed on lockdown and the southbound Interstate 5 off-ramp was closed at Imperial Avenue for several hours as authorities searched for the shooter.
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The shooter was still on the loose Saturday night as homicide detectives investigated the cause of the shooting.
A description of the person responsible was not immediately available.