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Police investigating deadly hit and run

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man in his 20s who was attacked by three to four males before being run down in Logan Heights Thursday night. 

The man was in the area of Imperial Avenue and 32nd Street around 8:40 p.m. Thursday when a sedan pulled up and three to four males got out and proceeded to attack him, according to San Diego police homicide Lt. Paul Rorrison.

"After the assault, the suspects got back into their vehicle and ran over the victim twice before fleeing northbound on 32nd Street," Rorrison said, adding paramedics rushed the victim to UCSD Medical Center, where he died.

The suspects were outstanding as of this morning but police believe they may have found the vehicle used to run down the victim.

Shortly after midnight, "a possible suspect vehicle was found abandoned and on fire in the 800 block of 33rd Street," Rorrison said.

Thursday's incident marks the second homicide investigation launched in Logan Heights this week.

On Tuesday, Jason Coney, 28, was shot and killed outside a residence in the 2200 block of Ocean View Boulevard.

Rorrison said officers found Coney around 9:15 p.m. lying the front yard of a residence. He died shortly after paramedics rushed him to a hospital.

"The preliminary investigation revealed witnesses hearing an argument between several people prior to the sound of multiple gunshots," he said.

"Several black and Hispanic males were seen running from the scene. One suspect assailant is described as a Hispanic male wearing a brown plaid shirt, armed with a handgun."

It was not immediately clear whether police suspected a link between the two homicide cases. Anyone with information about either homicide was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters can choose to remain anonymous.

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