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Man shot to death near Spring Valley apartment complex

Posted at 5:00 AM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 11:36:14-04

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) – Deputies are investigating a shooting in Spring Valley that left a man dead early Thursday morning.

According to sheriff’s officials, the shooting was reported at around 1:30 a.m. at an apartment complex near the 8900 block of Delrose Avenue.

Witnesses said they saw small flashes in an alley at around the same time gunshots were fired. Responding deputies found a man lying on the ground with gunshot wounds.

Attempts to save the man’s life were unsuccessful, as the victim died a short time later.

As sheriff’s homicide detectives investigated the shooting, a man who identified himself as the victim’s father arrived at the scene and pleaded for more information.

No information regarding a suspected shooter was not immediately released.

Sheriff's officials said Elkelton Boulevard, between Crestmore Avenue and Delrose Avenue, could be shut down for at least six hours.