San Diego police and EMTs work to save shooting victim at 45th Street and Keeler Avenue. Image via OnScene.TV

An apparent homicide victim was found mortally wounded in a Mountain View-area neighborhood Thursday.

Patrol officers responding to a report of a possible assault near Willie Henderson Sports Complex arrived in the area shortly after 8:30 a.m. to find a citizen performing CPR on a man in the roadway in the 1100 block of South 45th Street, according to San Diego police.

During lifesaving efforts by officers and paramedics at the scene, “apparent trauma, possibly gunshot injuries, was noted on (the victim’s) upper body,” Lt. Andra Brown said.

The 56-year-old victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was withheld pending family notification.

Homicide detectives were called in to take charge of the case.

“It is early in the investigation, and little is known about the circumstances surrounding the man’s death,” the lieutenant said in the late afternoon.

– City News Service

Updated 4:55 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021

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