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.