SAN JACINTO – A San Jacinto man was shot to death this morning, and authorities are seeking the person responsible, the sheriff’s department said.
Officers responded to the area of East Esplanade Avenue and Hewitt Street at 4:07 a.m. today to a call of shots being fired in the area, and after a thorough search of the area, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound about a mile from the original reported area, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.
Officers summoned emergency personnel, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene, the spokesman said.
The man’s identity was withheld pending notification of family members.
Detectives from the sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit and the San Jacinto Police Department assumed the investigation.
Authorities urge anyone with information about the shooting to call the sheriff’s Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or the San Jacinto Police Department at (951) 654-2702. Anonymous tips can be left at www.riversidesheriff.org by clicking on the homicide tip link.