Man wounded in shooting at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A 28-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday after being shot in the leg in the parking lot of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, police said.

The shooting happened at 4:34 p.m. at the park, at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, after a report of a domestic violence incident, said Sgt. Kevin Gibson of the San Diego Police Department.

Darla Davis, with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, told FOX 5 Monday that safari park security and the SDPD were on site immediately to secure the area. Davis says police apprehended the two people involved.

A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Lt. Adam Sharki told FOX 5 Monday in an email.

The Union-Tribune reported officers found the victim and woman in the parking lot, as well as a 9mm handgun. The man was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The victim may have been shot accidentally, the sergeant said, and police investigators were on the scene interviewing witnesses to find out exactly what happened.

A one-year-old child was with the pair and was taken into protective custody, Sharki said.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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