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Attacker Sought After Man Killed Near University Heights McDonald's

The attacker, who was described as a man in his 40s, remains on the loose

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San Diego police are searching for the person who killed a man overnight near a McDonald's in University Heights.

The violence was reported sometime around 2:45 a.m. near the intersection of El Cajon Boulevard and Texas Street. Upon arrival, officers found the victim suffering from injuries to his upper body.

First responders provided CPR before the victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the San Diego Police Department said.

It is unclear what kind of injuries the victim suffered, but SDPD Lt. Shawn Takeuchi said a knife was found at the scene.

Employees were at the fast-food location since it’s open 24 hours, but it is unclear if they heard or saw anything in connection to the violence.

Authorities did not release the name of the deceased, but did say he was a 59-year-old man. SDPD said the victim was in the area to meet someone, though it is unclear what the circumstances of that meeting were.

The attacker was described as a man in his 30s who stood at about 6 feet tall. He was dressed in all white clothing and took off in a white SUV, according to San Diego Police Department Officer Tony Martinez.

Details on what led up to the homicide were not immediately available. The investigation is ongoing.

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