Man shot after answering door at North County home

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Investigators speak outside an Oceanside home where a man was shot and had to be airlifted to the hospital.

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A man was shot in the back after he opened the door of his Oceanside home to a man asking to see someone, police said Monday.

The shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. Sunday at the house on Vineyard Way, south of Oceanside Golf Course in the North Valley neighborhood, Oceanside police spokesman Tom Bussey said.

The man had to be airlifted to the hospital but was expected to survive, Bussey said.

The victim told officers the gunman, described as a heavyset Hispanic man in his 20s wearing a black hoodie, came to the front door and asked for someone when the victim opened the door, Bussey said.

The man shut his door, but the gunman fired through the door multiple times before running off, investigators said. The victim did not know the gunman.

Police responded and searched the area with the help of a sheriff’s helicopter and police dogs, but they were unable to find the gunman.

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