Shots Fired in Mount Hope, Man Dies After Being Hit and ‘Dragged' by Car

A 911 caller reported hearing 12 or more gunshots on Morrison Street at around 8:15 p.m. Sunday

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A man was killed in San Diego’s Mount Hope neighborhood Sunday night, police said, but it's unclear if the man was killed by gunfire or after being hit and dragged by a car.

A 911 caller reported hearing 12 or more gunshots shortly before 8:15 p.m. Sunday on Morrison Street between Market and F streets, San Diego police
Officer Sarah Foster said.

When SDPD officers arrived at the scene, they found a man with serious injuries pinned underneath a dark-colored Honda, SDPD Lt. Andra Brown said.

The man died a few minutes later.

Brown said the investigation is in its early stages, but witnesses told police the victim was involved in some sort of fight with the people inside the Honda.

During the fight, several shots were fired, and the victim was hit and dragged by the Honda.

“At this time, it is unknown if the male was struck by gunfire, also,” Brown said in a press release Monday morning. “The Honda was abandoned at the scene.”

The victim’s name has not yet been released by police but he was identified as a 56-year-old man.

Anyone with information on this case can reach out to the SDPD’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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