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Man shot, killed during soccer game at busy Mountain View park

Posted at 6:54 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 12:19:30-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police are searching for the suspects in a deadly Mountain View park shooting that took place during a soccer game.

Police were called to the Willie Henderson Sports Complex on the 1000 block of South 45th Street just after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of a shooting.

When they arrived, police found a man who had been shot. First responders tried to save the man, but he died at the scene.

Investigators say little is known about the circumstances leading up to the man’s death.

According to police, the park was crowded at the time of the shooting with soccer players and spectators. “It is not believed the victim was involved with the soccer game that was underway,” police added.

Although police haven’t identified the victim, family members who arrived on scene say the victim is 31-year-old Armando Torres Jr. Family members say he was the father of a 2-year-old girl.

The suspects are only described as three Hispanic men in their teens to twenties wearing hooded sweatshirts.

Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego Police at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.