Man dies in Lemon Grove shooting

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LEMON GROVE, Calif. – A man died after being shot in Lemon Grove Friday morning, a detective said.

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputies saw a man, bleeding from a gunshot wound, and woman inside a car parked in the middle of the street on Pacific Avenue, between West Street and New Jersey Avenue, just after midnight, according to sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams.

Lemon Grove Fire Department crews attempted to save his life, but the man in his 20s died at 12:39 a.m., Williams said.

A detective said the man and woman were acquaintances. Investigators have not identified a suspect, and are calling the woman who was in the car a witness.

People who have lived in the neighborhood for years told FOX 5 they are bothered by escalating crime.

“Honestly I want to move now because it was just a couple weeks ago someone stole my husband’s truck and it just seems like the crime in Lemon Grove is starting to go up.” Lisa Myers said.

“You can’t have three-year-olds, four-year-olds growing up here. You can’t even have them play outside. When we were little we could run this block here and there all day, but now we can’t even do that," Vincent Kepple said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Unit at 858-974-2321 or after hours at 858-285-6330. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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