SANTEE (CNS) - A 50-year-old man is in critical condition and doctors do not expect him to survive his injuries from an assault in the San Diego river bottom in Santee, authorities said Monday.
The man was found unresponsive and suffering from severe trauma to his upper body by deputies called to the river bottom near Chubb Lane and North Magnolia Avenue, according to San Diego sheriff's Lt. Kenneth Nelson.
The victim was believed to be a resident of a nearby homeless encampment. Paramedics worked to save the victim at the scene and took him to a hospital for treatment.
Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call homicide detectives at (858) 974-2321 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.