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San Diego police ID man, 52, gunned down in City Heights alley

Police on Friday identified a 52-year-old man who was gunned down early Monday morning in a City Heights alley.

Wendell Eddington was fatally shot around 4:15 a.m. in an alley just off Orange Avenue between 35th Street and Swift Avenue, San Diego police homicide Lt. Jud Campbell said in a news release.

Several 911 callers reported the shooting, and officers arrived to find Eddington suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Campbell said. He died at the scene.

Campbell did not say what detectives believe might have led up to the shooting. It was unclear if investigators had identified a suspect, but the lieutenant said there “is no suspect information to release at this time.”

Footage from OnScene TV from the morning of the slaying showed a police officer marking what appeared to be several bullet casings in the street near Eddington’s body.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call San Diego police homicide investigators at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.



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