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San Diego

A man in his late 20s was fatally shot Wednesday after an argument with two other men in Southeast San Diego, police said.

The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of relatives. The victim was of Laotian descent.

Two men had been arguing with the victim before he was shot once in the head, police said. Police found the man about 4:50 p.m. in an alley behind an apartment complex in the 4100 block of National Avenue. He was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he died about three hours later, police said.

Witnesses saw two men flee in a light blue, two-door Datsun. The killers are believed to be residents of the apartment complex where the victim was found, police said. A weapon was recovered near the scene, but it has not been determined if it was used in the slaying, police said.

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It was the 114th homicide in 1991 in San Diego, which is experiencing a record-breaking pace for slayings this year. The city’s all-time record is 144, set in 1988.


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