Police are investigating the shooting death just after midnight Tuesday of a 65-year-old Hispanic woman near the Pacific Beach boardwalk.
San Diego Police officers responded to reports of shots fired and found bystanders attempting to help a woman suffering from a gunshot wound in the 700 block of Reed Avenue around 12:30 a.m.
An officer at the scene said the woman was found on the sand with a wound to her upper body.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where she died.
“It is very early in the investigation and too soon to determine whether the woman was shot by someone else, if the injuries are accidental, or self-inflicted,” the police department said in a statement.
The woman has been identified but her name was not immediately released.
Updated at 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022
City News Service and OnScene.TV contributed to this article.