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Man shot dead in Thermal

Published On: Jul 25 2013 11:50:24 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 25 2013 11:49:00 AM CDT

MGN Online

THERMAL, Calif. -

A man died in Thermal this morning after a shooting near the intersection of Dillon Rd and Ave 48.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff's Office, police responded to reports of a shooting in the area at about 12:24 a.m. When they arrived, deputies found a Hispanic man in a dirt field who had been shot dead.

The deputies quickly secured the area and contacted investigators.

There is no word on a possible suspect at this time. The victim's identity will not be released until next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Espinoza at the Central Homicide Unit (760) 393 - 3500 or Investigator Tijerina at the Thermal Station (760) 836 - 3215.