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SAN DIEGO — Deputies are searching for a suspect considered armed and dangerous after a shooting in an area of unincorporated Escondido Friday.

The shooting was reported near Mountain Meadow Road and Meadow Glen Way east of Interstate 15 around 11:30 a.m. A male victim was taken to the hospital, deputies said.

A sheriff’s department helicopter and K9 units were searching for the shooter. Deputies said he was last seen driving a small, silver SUV, either a Volkswagen or Toyota, near Hidden Meadows Road.

He is described as a white man in his 40s around 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. He has short gray hair and was wearing a blue t-shirt, deputies said.

Deputies said the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him or his car is asked to call 911.

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