Authorities released the name Thursday of a 23-year-old man who was fatally shot by an unknown assailant last week in a residential neighborhood near Mount Helix.
Patrol officers responding to a report of a possible traffic accident found Hugo Alberto Solorio Mora, address unknown, on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head in the 4800 block of Myrtle Lane in eastern La Mesa about 9:45 p.m. Friday, according to police and the county Medical Examiner's Office.
Medics took the victim to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 4:30 the next morning.
Police have announced no arrests in the case, and no suspect description has been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400 or contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or online at sdcrimestoppers.com.
– City News Service contributed to this story