UPDATED STORY: Family, friends hold vigil for man found dead at school
SAN DIEGO – A Gompers Preparatory Academy janitor found a 23-year-old man on the Chollas View campus early Friday who had been shot to death.
The school employee was raising the flag in front of the campus on 47th Street near Hilltop Drive around 5:45 a.m. and found the body of Cherkeiray Jones, who had suffered a gunshot wound, according to San Diego police. The school was closed at the time.
Police believe the man was shot between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. and said the victim is not an employee at the school.
According to San Diego Unified School District spokeswoman Shar Winet, students are on spring break but activities scheduled on campus have now been canceled.
#update: body of man shot & killed in Chollas View IS on campus of Gompers Prep Academy. School is on spring break, no suspects right now
— Aric Richards (@AricFOX5) March 24, 2017
Hilltop Drive between 47th and 48th streets was closed while police investigate.
— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) March 24, 2017