Gunman sought in Spring Valley-area shooting

Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 15:14:07-04

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (CNS) - A man was shot in the leg Tuesday in the Casa de Oro area of Spring Valley, and a search was underway for the assailant, a sheriff's sergeant said.

Deputies from the Spring Valley substation responded to the shooting just after 2:15 a.m. in the 3600 block of South Bonita Street between Dale Avenue and Buena Vista Drive, Sgt. Karla Menzies said. The call was dispatched as an assault with a deadly weapon involving a gun.

Deputies arrived at the scene to find the victim, whose name was not released, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the leg, Menzies said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The man was cooperative but did not initially provide any helpful information, Menzies said. Sheriff's detectives hoped a follow-up interview when the victim's health was stable would shed more light on the incident.

As of 10 a.m., deputies were on the lookout for a suspect -- no description was immediately available -- and witnesses or surveillance footage that would aid their investigation.