Man shot near school in Escondido

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A man was wounded Monday in a shooting on a roadside near Felicita Elementary School.

The gunfire erupted during a struggle between the victim and another man in the 300 block of West 15th Avenue about 1 p.m., according to Escondido police.

Medics took the wounded man to a hospital for treatment of at least one gunshot wound to the abdomen, Lt. Tom Albergo said.

Lt. Neal Griffin of the Escondido Police Dept. said witnesses recall the gunman wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. They told police the man took off in a gray truck on Orange St.

"{The shooting] does seem like it was very specific. It does seem like it was very targeted. We don't have any indication that there was any kind of a robbery. So we are at this point thinking there might have been some sort of argument, altercation or some kind of previous relationship," Lt. Griffin explained.

Ricardo Fonseca lives on the street and heard gunshots while doing laundry.

"[The shooting was] so close to my house. I didn't think of it too much because I just heard it... My mom called all scared and I decide to [go outside] and see what was up. There was cops all over the streets and stuff," Fonseca said. "It's pretty crazy like stuff like this happens all the time in this street. It's a continued thing with gun shots and stuff like that on the street. I just want people to be careful."

The gunman remained at large in the mid-afternoon, the lieutenant said.

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