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Man killed, suspect sought in East County shooting

Posted at 6:15 PM, Apr 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-16 11:51:28-04

LA PRESA, Calif. (KGTV) — A man was killed and a suspect was being sought late Thursday after a reported shooting in the East County.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department officials said the shooting was reported just before 5:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Presioca Street in the La Presa area, just south of Spring Valley.

As homicide detectives were en route to the scene, deputies were still searching for the suspect responsible.

The victim, an adult male, was found lying in the street "with trauma to his upper body," according to sheriff's officials. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The homicide appeared to be an act of targeted violence, sheriff's Lt. Tom Seiver said. Seiver added that it did not seem random and there did not appear to be further danger to the community.

A motive has yet to be determined. No further information or suspect description was immediately released.

The sheriff's Homicide Unit is investigating the incident.