Police search alley
Officers search the alley where the man was shot. Courtesy OnScene.TV

 A predawn shooting left a man dead in a City Heights alley Monday.

Patrol officers responding to reports of gunfire in a neighborhood between Interstate 805 and state Route 15 found the 52-year-old victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the 4200 block of 35th Street shortly before 4:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Police Department.

The man, whose name was withheld pending family notification, died at the scene.

Few details about the killing were immediately available.

At this time, there is no information about what circumstances led up to the shooting,” SDPD Lt. Jud Campbell said. “There is no suspect information to be released at this time. Detectives are working to gather evidence and interview any witnesses.”

Updated at 12 p.m. May 16, 2022

–City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.