Man shot in Sherman Heights dies

A 32-year-old man died two days after being shot last week in Sherman Heights, a San Diego police official said Tuesday.

The victim was identified as San Diego resident Juan Ledesma, Lt. Matt Dobbs said.

A 911 caller reported hearing gunshots in the area of 24th Street just south of Island Avenue about 11:25 p.m. Thursday. Officers found “several cartridge casings and blood in the street,” Dobbs said in a news release.

Soon after, Ledesma was dropped off at a nearby hospital. He then was transferred to a trauma center, where he was in critical condition. He died Saturday.

On Tuesday, homicide investigators, who took over the investigation when Ledesma was in critical condition, were still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Dobbs said the shooting appeared to be gang related but declined to elaborate.

Investigators didn’t have any information about the shooter.