Carlsbad police investigate shooting at popular resort

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CARLSBAD, Calif. — Police are searching for information about who shot a 22-year-old man Sunday after a party at a Carlsbad resort.

It was a picturesque day at the MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort despite a shooting there early Sunday morning.

Police said they got calls about shots fired during a party at the resort off Cannon Road just after 2 a.m. Officers found a 22-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.

“This is a quiet area,” Carlsbad resident Sebastian Mathews said. “Totally surprised that this would happen, especially so close. And in a resort in an area like Carlsbad, which you think is a safe area.”

The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was in stable condition, according to police. Investigators were talking with witnesses and collecting evidence.

Officers said they arrested a 19-year-old named Bernardo Vazquez for an unrelated gun charge after the shooting.

“I’m really glad the police were here and are sorting this out,” Mathews said. “Hopefully they find out whether this person was the perpetrator. But there is an issue with gun violence, and that is something we need to deal with as a country.” 

FOX 5 reached out to MarBrisa Resort for comment but have yet to hear back.

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