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1 dead after shots fired in Oceanside

A man was found shot to death on an Oceanside street Friday afternoon not long after police fielded reports that someone was putting up graffiti in the area, police said.

Shortly after 4 p.m., someone called police to report seeing someone putting up graffiti on San Diego Street near Joe Balderrama Park, said department spokesperson Jennifer Atenza.

While on their way to the scene , police received calls from witnesses reporting that shots had been fired, Atenza said.

Officers arrived and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was dead. Atenza said.

Oceanside police asked people to avoid the area while homicide detectives conduct their investigation.

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4900. For an emergency response, officials advised calling 911.

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