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Man Killed in Mountain View Near Elementary School ID'd

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A man was killed Wednesday afternoon in Mountain View less than a block away from an elementary school.

Police responded to reports of gunfire on Florence Lane near 35th Street just after 2:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Police Department.

Officers responded to the scene and found Victor Armando Hernandez, 29, with a gunshot wound, according to SDPD. The Medical Examiner confirmed the victim received one gunshot wound to his upper body.

Officers gave him CPR before medics arrived and took Hernandez to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead, SDPD said.

By nightfall, a small candle memorial had formed on the sidewalk near the scene.

The deadly shooting occurred frighteningly close to an elementary school. NBC 7's Jackie Crea reports.

Bandini Elementary School is just around the corner from where the victim was found. Drivers were reportedly in line to pick up their children from school when they heard shots.

Witnesses reported hearing gunshots then seeing two vehicles leave the area of the shooting. One vehicle was described as a silver 4-door Dodge Ram pickup truck, and the other was described as a black Chrysler sedan similar to a 300, according to SDPD.

No other information was available.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can call the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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