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14-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead in City Heights

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A 14-year-old boy died after a group of men approached the boy and one fired at him in the Corridor neighborhood on Sunday, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The boy was walking in a residential area when he was approached by the group, who shot at least once around 1:30 p.m., police said. Paramedics arrived at the intersection of Polk Avenue and 37th Street to perform CPR, but the boy did not live. The suspects may have left the scene going south on 37th Street in a light-colored sedan.

"It is very early in the investigation and detectives are still working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting, including the motivation and whether there was any sort of interaction between the victim and the suspects," Lt. Jud Campbell said in a release.

As of Sunday night, no suspects had been located.

Neighbors said violence has started to pick up in the Normal Heights community and Corridor area. Many neighbors did not feel comfortable speaking to NBC 7 about the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. 

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