Teen shot during meetup in North County alley

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CARLSBAD, Calif. — An 18-year-old man was shot Monday afternoon in Carlsbad and police were still searching for the gunman.

The shooting in the 2700 block of Via Juanita was reported shortly before 4 p.m., according to Carlsbad police. Witnesses told police they heard a popping sound and found the man in the alley with a gunshot wound.

The victim told officers he had been shot “following a meeting with another male,” police said. The gunman then drove off.

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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