SPRING VALLEY (CNS) - A man was fatally shot Thursday morning in an alley in the La Presa area south of Spring Valley, authorities said.

Dispatchers received multiple reports of gunfire shortly after 1:20 a.m. near the intersection of Delrose Avenue and Elkelton Boulevard, just west of state Route 125, San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Karla Menzies said.

Deputies responded to the area and found a man lying in an alley near the intersection suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Menzies said.

Paramedics responded, but the man, whose age was not immediately available, was pronounced dead at the scene, the lieutenant said.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting were under investigation and no suspect descriptions were immediately available.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call sheriff's homicide investigators at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200 after-hours or on weekends. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477, or online at sdcrimestoppers.org.