A homicide investigation was underway in Ocean Beach after a man was found shot to death just along the beach early Tuesday.
Authorities received a call of an assault with a deadly weapon around 1 a.m. and responded to the area of 1900 Abbott St. near Lifeguard Tower 2. That's where officers found a man in the sand with injuries to his body.
Officers rendered CPR to the victim, but ultimately, the man succumbed to his injuries.
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San Diego Police Department Lt. Andra Brown said the victim, who was only identified as a man in his 50s or 60s, suffered at least one gunshot wound to his upper body. Police believe the victim may be homeless and frequents the Ocean Beach area.
Some homeless individuals near the scene told NBC 7 they heard three to five shots.
No arrests had been made by midday Tuesday, according to investigators. Details on what led up to the violence were not immediately clear.
As a result of the investigation, the immediate area of the beach was closed until further notice. North and south areas of the beach were open, however.
A detailed description of the shooter was not immediately available.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to contact SDPD's Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.