SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man has died after he was found shot multiple times in a San Carlos neighborhood late Friday.
The San Carlos resident was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 6600 block of Park Ridge Boulevard near Wandermere Drive just before 11 p.m. Friday. San Diego Police said several witnesses reported hearing five to six gunshots in the area.
The victim, identified as a 23-year-old black male, was transported to Kaiser Zion Hospital by a family member, according to police. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.
SDPD said the man has been identified but are not releasing his name pending notification of family members. Police confirmed the man lived with family on the same block where he was shot.
Roy Heringer, Facilities Manager for St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, says he knew the young man.
"This fellow was the most polite, the most precious and pleasant individual ever to be around," said Heringer. "We heard from the family, they came to the church asking if we had any kind of cameras or surveillance that might lead to the identity of the culprit."
Heringer says the 23-year-old man used to be in the church's youth group and that he continued to help out from time to time.
"We're having a huge rummage sale in two weeks and he would come and help unload the bin and load things into our parish house," Heringer said.
Heringer says he, unfortunately, knows what the family is going through. Over a decade ago his own brother was shot and killed.
"It just removes the breath from your body, to learn that a sibling, a brother, a sister, whoever it might be, to lose someone so tragically is not something anyone ever expects to happen," said Heringer, "For as long as you live, the pain does not go away."
He knows the pain for this family has only just begun and says the church will pray for them as they grieve.
No information on a possible suspect was released. SDPD Homicide Detectives are currently investigating the shooting.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call SDPD's Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.