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Homicide investigation underway after man found dead in City Heights

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An investigation was underway Thursday into the death of a 20-year-old man, found clinging to life in City Heights, police said.

A friend found the victim not breathing and suffering from "visible signs of trauma" on the living room floor of a house in the 3500 block of Fairmount Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego police homicide Lt. Kevin Rooney.

The friend called 911 and paramedics arrived to take the victim to a trauma center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m., Rooney said in a statement.

Earlier Wednesday evening, the victim and the friend who found him had been together but parted ways around 10:30 p.m., Rooney said, noting the friend returned an hour later to visit for a second time.

No arrests were immediately made and detectives were looking for a man and woman who are believed to be the renters of the house where the homicide occurred, Rooney said.

"The victim's cause of death will not be revealed to protect the integrity of the investigation," the lieutenant said.

Also, the victim's name was withheld pending family notification.

Anyone with information about the death was asked to call SDPD homicide detectives at (619) 531-2293.

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