A man was killed in an attack at a Moreno Valley apartment complex, and the whereabouts of the assailant were unknown Thursday.

The deadly assault happened about 9 p.m. Wednesday in the 23300 block of Hemlock Avenue, near Graham Street, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Sgt. Richard Carroll said that patrol deputies were called to the location to investigate reports of a man down and found the victim, whose identity was not immediately released, “with obvious trauma.”

The exact injuries were not specified.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A possible motive for the attack and other circumstances were not clear. Central Homicide Unit detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the unit at 951-955-2777.

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