San Diego

Man Shot, Killed at Mountain View Park While Soccer Game Was Underway

A man was killed in a shooting near the Willie Henderson Sports Complex in Mountain View Wednesday night while a soccer game was underway.

The San Diego Police Department received reports of shots fired on 45th Street south of Logan Avenue and west of Interstate 805 just after 9:30 p.m.

The man, later identified as Armando Torres Jr., was found wounded underneath a tree in a parking lot with at least one gunshot wound. Despite efforts from medics, he was pronounced dead at the scene, SDPD said. 

Police are searching for three men in their teens or twenties that may be connected to the shooting. The men were wearing hooded sweatshirts at the time and were spotted running north from the park. 

The park was crowded with soccer players and spectators at the time but homicide investigators do not believe the man was involved with the soccer game.

Officers remained at the scene overnight seeking out witnesses and evidence.

One witness playing soccer at the nearby park told NBC 7 they heard around six shots.

Jasmine Ponce was at the park with her family had a similiar account.

"I heard about six shots so I called out to my kids... and told them to get on the floor," Ponce said. "At first I thought it was fireworks."

Ponce said she and her kids are at the park nearly every Wednesday to watch her husband play soccer.

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

No other information was available.

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