A male victim was shot in the face in La Mesa Friday night, police confirmed.
La Mesa police responded to reports of a shooting at Myrtle Lane and Johnson Drive just before 10 p.m.
Residents in the area said they heard the sound of a gunshot.
Shortly thereafter a man in his 20s was found lying on the street, suffering from a gunshot wound to the face, police said.
Medics were called to treat the shooting victim, who was transported to a local hospital.
A report released by the Medical Examiner’s office Saturday confirmed the shooting victim succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital at approximately 4:30 a.m.
The man was 23 years old and was later identified by the Medical Examiner's office as Hugo Alberto Solorio Mora .
Police said they do not have a suspect description at this time. It is unclear if the shooting suspect fled the scene on foot or by car.
The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. The motive remains unknown.
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