Man killed in shooting on Lomita street


SAN DIEGO — One person was killed in a shooting in the Lomita neighborhood Friday afternoon, San Diego police said.

Officers found a man who had been shot at least once lying on Sabre Street near Sawtelle Avenue around 1:30 p.m. after heading to the area for reports of gunfire, SDPD Lt. Jud Campbell said. The 36-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

SkyFOX flew over the block and showed more than a half-dozen police SUVs parked in the area, with a portion of the street taped off and officers interviewing neighbors as of 3 p.m.

“I just heard the sirens and like a lot, a lot of cops,” neighbor Alondra Perez said. “About eight.”

A yellow tarp was placed over the victim as the investigation continued.

On several occasions, people approached officers on the street and spoke emphatically to police, who ushered them away from the scene.

“If anyone has any information please come forward to San Diego Police Homicide (Unit), so we can hopefully solve this and figure out what happened,” Campbell said.

Authorities said they are looking for three men in a white SUV, but a detailed description was not available. Police were not sure if the shooting was gang-related.

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