San Diego Police cruiser
A San Diego Police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

Homicide detectives sought Thursday to determine who gunned down a 42-year-old man in an Alta Vista-area neighborhood.

Patrol personnel responding to reports of gunfire shortly after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday arrived to find the victim inside a trailer parked in front of a home in the 6200 block of Varney Drive, suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to San Diego police.

The officers performed CPR on the victim prior to the arrival of paramedics, who took over the lifesaving efforts before pronouncing the man dead at the scene. His name has been withheld pending family notification.

Details about the deadly shooting remained scarce Thursday afternoon.

“It is early in the investigation, and little is known about the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, said Lt. Andra Brown. “Detectives are collecting evidence and attempting to locate witnesses.”

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