A 23-year-old man who was shot in the face in La Mesa died in a hospital early Saturday, according to police and the county Medical Examiner’s Office. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.
Officers were called to the 9100 block of Johnson Drive about 9:45 p.m. Friday on a report of a vehicle crash.
Instead, officers found the fatally wounded victim lying on the ground nearby, with a place of injury listed as the 4800 block of Myrtle Lane. He died at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.
Witnesses in the area told police they had heard a gunshot, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition and died about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, according to police and the Medical Examiner's Office. His name was not immediately released.
No arrests had been made in connection with the shooting, police said.
Police asked anyone with information to call them at (619) 667-1400 or contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or online at sdcrimestoppers.com.
—City News Service