Man Gunned Down in City Heights: SDPD

The victim was sitting in a vehicle on a street corner when he was shot multiple times according to police investigators

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    Police are still looking for the suspect who shot and killed an unidentified man in his 40s Wednesday morning in City Heights. A person of interest is in custody, but officers believe the shooter is still out there. NBC 7’s Nicole Gomez reports. (Published Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014)

    San Diego police officers are trying to determine who gunned down a man sitting in a vehicle Wednesday morning in City Heights.

    Officers said several shots were heard around 6:10 a.m. in the neighborhood of Orange Avenue and 41st Street, south of El Cajon Boulevard and east of Interstate 15.

    Officers and medics arrived and discovered a man in his 40s shot several times. The victim was later pronounced deceased, officials said. His his identity has not been released.

    A member of the victim's family arrived two hours after the shooting and appeared to be very distraught. The man had to be held back from the crime scene by officers.

    Police searched the area for a suspect described as a male in his 20s with a dark sweatshirt who was possibly wearing blue jeans.

    A man on his bicycle was taken into custody. Officers said he was considered only as a person of interest.

    “We have a person of interest and other witnesses and we’ll have to decipher exactly who is friend or foe,” said SDPD Lt. Mike Hastings.

    Neighbor Dre Savage was watching television when he heard about five gunshots.

    "It wasn't too bad. It's not like we don't hear it out here all the time," Savage said adding that he wasn't too worried about it.

    Savage said the car involved was often parked in the neighborhood but he didn't know the owner.

    Officers have blocked traffic along Orange Avenue between Marlborough Avenue and Central Avenue.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.