2 arrested, including resident, in murder at Pacific Beach home

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SAN DIEGO -- Police arrested two men in connection with the overnight murder of a man at a Pacific Beach home Saturday.

The men were identified as 50-year-old Paul Weinberger, who lived at the house where the fatal shooting took place, and 37-year-old Freddy Sosa. The two will be booked into jail "for charges related to the homicide," officials said. The Homicide Unit did not comment on a possible motivation for the murder.

Police first received a call about the shooting on Wilbur Avenue near Soledad Mountain Road just before 2 a.m.

Officers found a 44-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound inside the home. The officers gave CPR until they were relieved by paramedics, said Lt. Matt Dobbs with the San Diego Police Department. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m., according to Dobbs.

Cherie Sogsti lives in the area and says she was shocked to hear the news. "All of the neighbors were up and out and shocked really," Sogsti said. "It's awful and terrifying. It pulls the rug from underneath you. A man was just opening presents at Christmas and now he's dead."

Police originally said they were searching for as many as three suspects in the murder, eventually tracking down Weinberg and Sosa later Saturday afternoon.

The vehicle the men are suspected of using to flee the shooting had not been found as of Saturday evening. Police said it was a white 2015 Lexus RX350 SUV with a California plate 7NWK357. Anyone who spots the vehicle is asked to call 911.

The victim's name is being withheld pending family notification.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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