Police were called to a La Mesa neighborhood Saturday morning to investigate the shooting of a man inside a home across the street from an elementary school.
Squad cars descended on a house at the corner of the 8200 block of El Paso Street near Dalhart Avenue, blocking off streets. The home being investigated by police is directly across the street from Murray Manor Elementary School.
Residents in neighboring homes told NBC 7 police officers began knocking on doors around 6:15 a.m. to inform residents that there had been a deadly shooting in the neighborhood.
One neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, said a man has been renting the home under investigation for about a year. She said she began noticing odd activity at the house a few weeks ago
but up to then, there had been no problems at the residence.
As of 3:25 p.m., police had served a search warrant and were still investigating. The streets remained blocked off to traffic.
La Mesa Police Sgt. Higgins said one man was discovered inside the home with a gunshot wound to the head. He said police were called to the house around 5:30 a.m. after shots were fired.
When officers arrived, they discovered a man inside a bedroom who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the La Mesa Police Department confirmed.
No further details were released. Police said they do not have a suspect description at this time.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.
Check back for updates on this developing story.