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Man shot outside of Escondido taco shop dies, suspected shooter hit by vehicle

Posted at 6:45 AM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 19:45:28-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) – Police are investigating a shooting outside of an Escondido taco shop that left a man dead late Sunday evening.

Just after 11:50 p.m., Escondido Police were called to Sr. Taquito at 1620 E. Valley Parkway in response to a report of gunfire.

Officers arrived to find a man, identified as 28-year-old Gulfrano Resendiz Ledesma, of Escondido, outside of the eatery suffering from gunshot wounds. Ledesma transported himself to the hospital, but police said he died after arrival.

Witnesses at the scene told officers there had been a verbal altercation between several men before a fight broke out and one man pulled out a gun. The suspect then fired several shots, hitting Ledesma.

Police said the suspect then tried to walk away from the area but was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot. That vehicle fled eastbound from the scene, police added. The suspect was taken to Palomar Hospital with serious injuries, according to EPD. Police said the shooter's identity is being withheld pending further investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call EPD at 760-839-4705.