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Chula Vista police: Man hurt in shooting, carjacking outside Red Roof Inn

Posted at 7:50 AM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 10:50:04-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – A man was shot during a carjacking outside of a motel in Chula Vista late Tuesday night.

Chula Vista police said a witness reported hearing a struggle and at least one gunshot outside of the Red Roof Inn on Broadway at around 10:30 p.m.

According to police, a man was in his car at the motel’s parking lot when someone approached the vehicle and tried to open it.

The car’s owner confronted the stranger, and a fight broke out. During the altercation, police said the suspect’s gun went off, striking the victim.

The suspect got into the victim’s car and drove away. A description of the suspect and vehicle were not immediately released.

The victim’s condition is unknown.