SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police are investigating a shooting in the City Heights neighborhood where a teenage boy was mortally wounded by gunfire Sunday afternoon.
According to authorities, officers received a call around 1:30 p.m. about a shooting at 37th and Polk Ave. When they arrived at the scene, they found a 14-year-old Hispanic boy on a sidewalk and he was suffering from a gunshot wound. The teen was later identified by the family as Enrique Medina.
Police say they tried to use life-saving measures along with paramedics, but Medina ultimately died from his injuries.
Investigators say based on their preliminary information, Medina was walking in the area when he was approached by a group of Hispanic men who shot him. The men possibly left southbound on 37th Street in a light-colored sedan.
There is no further information about the suspects to be released at this time. Detectives are gathering and reviewing evidence and interviewing any potential witnesses.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
A GoFundMe has been set up by the family to help pay for funeral and memorial expenses.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.