A 24-year-old man was fatally shot while leaving an Escondido restaurant Saturday, police said.
The Escondido resident was shot once in the back at La Tapatia restaurant, 340 Grand Ave., about 11:45 p.m.
Witnesses told police that the man had been involved in a fight at the restaurant earlier that evening and that security workers quickly broke it up.
The victim, whose identity is being withheld until relatives can be notified, was taken by paramedics to Palomar Medical Center, where he died during surgery.
An Escondido police spokeswoman said no arrests have been made, and urged anyone with information about the attack to contact the Escondido police department.