A 25-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday night in Linda Vista and authorities are searching for a group of men who were seen involved in the matter.
San Diego police said they received a call of the shooting just before 9:30 p.m. and responded to the 6900 block of Eastman Street. There, first responders found the victim with at least one gunshot wound to the chest.
Life-saving measures were performed on the victim but unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries. SDPD said although they have identified the victim, they are not releasing his identity at this time. They did, however, say he was 25.
Investigators believe the shooting may have happened in the backyard of a nearby home. Details on what led up to the violence were not immediately clear, but authorities said witnesses saw the victim and his friends approached by two or three men who issued a gang challenge.
The group of men pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at the victim before taking off in a four-door sedan and an SUV. A detailed description of those men was not immediately available.
Police remain searching for those involved in the homicide. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.