Police search for gunman in 32-year-old’s shooting death

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A 32-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed on a South Bay street Sunday, police said.

Officers with the Chula Vista Police Department were called to Third Avenue and Moss Street after witnesses reported the sound of gunfire around 2:30 a.m., CVPD Lt. David Oyos told FOX 5.

“All of a sudden I heard, ‘pow, pow, pow, pow’ and then my dog started carrying on,” neighbor Cheri Delaphiano said. “I called the police right away.”  

Officers found a 32-year-old man on the ground. They performed CPR and he was taken by ambulance to a hospital but he died soon after, Oyos said.

Witnesses told officers they saw a dark grey sedan that may have been used as a getaway vehicle. A car matching that description was later seized by the National City Police Department nearby.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the car was involved in the deadly shooting, Oyos said, but the department’s homicide unit was looking into it. The victim’s name was not immediately released.

“I think the young man helped me many, many times with getting the walker down my stairs and making sure I got into the house safely,” Delaphiano said of the victim.

A detailed description of the gunman was unavailable at last check.

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