Man shot in Escondido; suspected gunman in custody

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A suspected gunman was in custody Monday night after a man was shot twice in Escondido, authorities said.

Around 8:15 p.m., police were called to the intersection of Mission Avenue and Rose Street, where they found a man who had been shot once in the arm and once in the leg. Officers also discovered a Toyota Camry that they said had been reported as stolen.

Neighbors told FOX 5 they were riding their bicycles nearby when they heard at least three gunshots and saw a man running from the scene. Officers briefly chased the suspected shooter before tasing him and taking him into custody.

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

The Escondido Police Department’s Gang Unit is investigating the shooting.

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