NILAND — Imperial County Sheriff's Office officials were investigating the homicide of a 20-year-old man whose body was found here today.
County Coroner Investigator Gary Hayes said the man was found dead about 1 a.m. in the side yard of a residence in the 400 block of Sixth Street. The victim had been shot.
The victim's identity was known but was not released by investigators this morning because his family had not yet been notified of the death.
Hayes said investigators hadn't made any arrests and didn't have a motive for the shooting as of this morning.
Hayes was unsure of where or how many times the man had been shot.