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1 dead in Spring Valley-area shooting

Posted at 6:55 AM, Jul 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 10:25:59-04

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) -- A shooting in the La Presa area of Spring Valley on Sunday night left one man dead and prompted the search the shooter.

The incident happened at around 11:15 p.m. in the 1000 block of Elkelton Boulevard, San Diego County sheriff’s officials said.

A witness said a person walked up to the victim, who was in a parked car, and fired multiple shots. The shooter, who was described as wearing all black, walked away from the scene following the gunfire.

Responding deputies performed life-saving measures before the victim was taken to the hospital. Officials confirmed the man, later identified as 42-year-old San Diego resident Donte Lopez, was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or 858-565-5200. Tips can also be called in to Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.