SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man was fatally wounded in San Diego by a man who got out of a dark car, walked up and shot him, a police lieutenant said Sunday.
The shooting occurred at about 10:45 p.m. on Saturday in the 3500 block of J Street, according to San Diego police homicide Lt. Mike Hastings.
"Officers found a 24-year-old male lying in the street suffering from gunshot wounds," Hastings said. "Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died a short time later," Hastings said.
"The preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown male exited a dark colored 4-door vehicle and approached the victim then fired several rounds," he said.
Homicide detectives were following up on leads, Hastings said.
The victim's name was withheld pending notification of next of kin, he said.
Due to strong and gusty Santa Ana winds and a red flag warning, several San Diego County school districts were closed Tuesday after San Diego Gas & Electric officials shut off power for several thousand customers as a safety precaution.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials will shut down several lanes of traffic beginning Tuesday morning at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry to install equipment in preparation for the arrival of the migrant caravan, the agency said.
Santa Ana winds continued Tuesday to plague firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties as officials re-emphasized to evacuated residents that they must stay away until the area has been declared safe.
Police on Tuesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing a smoothie bar at gunpoint in Mira Mesa.
Santa Ana winds continue Tuesday, weakening Wednesday through Thursday. Very dry and gusty conditions will continue to bring elevated fire risk through Wednesday.
Santa Ana winds picked up again Monday and were expected to continue into Tuesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties worked to hold back the flames.
Deputies shot and killed a man Monday afternoon during a confrontation at an East County apartment complex.
Among the Paradise residents that lost their homes to the Camp Fire were several graduates of Chula Vista High School.
Democrats have won two Republican-held California state Senate seats in the Central Valley, giving the party veto-proof supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature.