Witnesses: Shots Fired Into Apartment Killed Chula Vista Man

Police received multiple calls that up to six shots had been fired in the complex off East H. Street

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    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports from E. H Street in Chula Vista where police are investigating a strange deadly shooting. (Published Thursday, Jun 12, 2014)

    A gunman opened the door to a Chula Vista apartment where a child was sleeping and fired a gun into the unit, killing a man, witnesses told police.

    Chula Vista police officers found a 27-year-old man dead with a gunshot wound to the head inside the apartment.

    They say they also found a 5-year-old girl sleeping inside the apartment. The child was not injured in the shooting.

    Around midnight, officers received multiple calls that up to six shots had been fired in the complex off East H. Street.

    When officers arrived, they found two men who told them that they were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting.

    The men told officers that they were inside the apartment with a friend when the door moved and shots started coming into the unit.

    The men ran to a back bedroom, jumped out a window and went to knock on another apartment for help, police said.

    Right now, investigators are awaiting a search warrant.

    There is no description on a possible suspect at this time.

    Lt. William Reber, Investigations Division, Chula Vista PD said it’s not known if victim or two others were intended targets.

    Investigators are working to contact the child's parents. She has been taking to the Polinsky's Children Center.

    Officers say they don't know the relationship between the child and the three men who were in the apartment at the time of the shooting.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.