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19-year-old fatally shot near Valencia Park

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man was shot and mortally wounded in a Southeast San Diego alley early Sunday, San Diego police said.

Mario Bernal, 19, and a friend were hanging out in the alley near Valencia Park, in the 5400 block of Imperial Ave., shortly before 1:45 a.m. when they were shot at from an unknown direction, San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney said.

The victim ran into a friend's apartment and collapsed. Paramedics attempted life-saving measures, but he died at the scene, Rooney said.

Bernal died about 2:15 a.m. inside an apartment on Imperial Avenue near 54th Street, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

No suspect description was immediately released, but police asked anyone with information to contact the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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