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Update March 22, 2023 -- The victim has been identified as Gregory Moore, 39, of San Diego. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death was a gunshot wound and the death has been ruled a homicide.
March 19,2023 (Lemon Grove) A fatal shooting occurred at local VFW Post 2082 in Lemon Grove late Saturday night at 2885 Lemon Grove Ave. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call reporting the shooting shortly before 10 p.m. and found a man, 39, unconscious in a vehicle at the intersection of Lemon Grove and San Miguel Avenues, according to Lieutenant Chris Steffen with the San Diego County Sheriff’s homicide unit.
“As the deputies were taking the unconscious man out of the vehicle, they noticed he had gunshot wounds to his upper leg and torso. Deputies applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg as the paramedics arrived,” Lt. Steffen said in media release.
The identity of the victim is known but has not yet been released. “This appears to be an isolated incident,” Lt. Steffen said. “There is no suspect information.” The motive and circumstances are still under investigation, he added.
Several shell casings were marked in the parking lot of the VFW where the shooting is said to have taken place, according to an eyewitness on the scene at the time.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330. After hours please call (858) 562-5200. If you would like to remain anonymous, the Sheriff has stated that “You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.”
This area is still an active crime scene being investigated with the south bound lanes on Lemon Grove Ave. and east bound lanes on San Miguel were still closed off at 10:00 a.m. this morning. Avoid the area if possible. ECM will update this story as more info becomes available.