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San Diego Police identify shooting victim following crash in Sherman Heights

San Diego Police
Posted at 4:40 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 19:40:09-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Police Monday identified a shooting victim found in Sherman Heights following a crash.

According to police, 25-year-old Jose Alberto Ortiz died after officers found him with gunshot wounds on October 22 near 27th Street and K Street.

Police responded to the area after receiving reports of a crash. After responding, police say they found a dark sedan that collided with a parked vehicle.

“Upon contacting the driver, they saw that he had sustained trauma that was not consistent with a traffic collision and suspected the male had been shot,” police said.

The man was taken to the hospital where he later died. After investigating, police learned that the man was driving on the 300 block of 27t h Street when neighbors reported hearing gunshots.

The man kept driving, whete he crashed onto a parked vehicle on the 200 block of 27th Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.