A 40-year-old Chula Vista man dies after pulling the trigger on himself in the early hours of Sunday. 

Authorities say that the man used a firearm on himself at approximately 5:15am on Sunday inside of his townhome near the Otay Ranch Town Center. Officials did not release the name of the victim. 

Police are investigating the incident to determine if the shooting was intended or accidental by the shooter. Officials say the evidence gathered so far points towards an accidental gunfire. 

"Everything up to this point was indicating it was possibly accidental,” said Lieutenant Scott Adkins. 

More details are expected to unfold as police investigate the incident. Although, officials say they believe no one else was involved for the death of the Chula Vista resident. 

“We don’t believe anyone else was responsible,” Lieutenant David Oyos stated. 

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