Sheriff's Department investigates drive-by shooting in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS - An investigation was under way Thursday into a drive-by shooting in San Marcos in which a 33-year-old man working on his car was wounded by a bullet apparently intended for someone else, authorities said.

The shooting in the 600 block of Richmar Avenue was reported at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego County sheriff's Sgt. Earnell Sease.

The man was working on his car on the street when a vehicle rolled up to two people standing near the intersection of Richmar Avenue and Liberty Drive, and someone inside the vehicle opened fire, Sease said in a statement.

The pedestrians ran off and the car sped away.

A bullet pierced the lower left side of the man's back, Sease said, adding that paramedics took him to a hospital, where he was in stable condition following surgery.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the sheriff's department at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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