Shots were fired and a person was killed in San Diego’s Talmadge area overnight, police confirmed Friday. Hours later, police officers in tactical gear returned to the scene for a "dangerous operation."
Gunfire was reported at around 3:25 a.m. along the 4400 block of Euclid Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard.
San Diego police officers arrived to find a 33-year-old man with wounds to his upper body. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital but, unfortunately, did not survive.
The man is not being identified until his loved ones can be notified, police said.
Witnesses told investigators a small dark-colored vehicle was seen leaving the area where the man was found wounded. No suspect description has been provided.
Police did not provide any other details about what led up to the deadly assault but continued to investigate the scene, interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence, well into Friday morning.
Eventually, investigators cleared the scene. But several hours later, officers in tactical gear arrived at the same location and surrounded a nearby building. It was unclear what or who the officers were looking for.
One officer at the scene told an NBC 7 reporter to clear the area because officers would be conducting a "dangerous operation." No other information was provided.
The armored officers remained at the scene through the afternoon and eventually entered a nearby building.