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Man Killed in Mount Hope Shooting, Suspect on the Run

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A man died after being shot in San Diego's Mount Hope area Sunday afternoon, police said.

The San Diego Police Department was called to an alley near 845 Raven St. at around 2:45 p.m. There, officers found Darryl Toliver, 54, with at least one gunshot wound to the torso. The victim died from his injuries at a local hospital at 3:20 p.m., SDPD said.

As of Monday morning, the suspects in the deadly shooting remained at large. The incident is being investigated as a homicide.

According to witnesses, at least two cars were seen speeding away from the scene of the shooting. SDPD Lt. Matt Dobbs said one of those cars was described as a white, late 90s Honda Accord; another was a black 2006 to 2010 model Chrysler 300.

Investigators believe there was more than one suspect involved in the shooting. Police said one of the suspects was initially described as a man in his 20s wearing a dark cap, a white long-sleeved sweatshirt and dark sweatpants.

"We don't know if they're involved in the incident, they were just seen leaving at the same time," Dobbs explained.

NBC 7 spoke with Mount Hope resident Mario Rojas who said he and his family heard gunshots coming from the alley where the victim was found wounded.

"We went out to see if something happened; we didn't see anything," Rojas explained. "Then, five minutes later, we saw the police here."

The timing of the shooting -- the weekend after Christmas -- makes the incident particularly jarring, the lieutenant said.

"The loss of any life is tragic especially around the holidays. There is a more emotional component with families trying to get together around the new year," Dobbs added.

Mount Hope is surrounded by State Route 94 to the north, Interstate 15 to the west, and Interstate 805 to the east.

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

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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