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Man shot by person in a passing car while walking in Vista

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Posted at 2:57 PM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 17:57:43-04

VISTA (CNS) - A man was shot in the knee by someone in a passing car while walking in a Vista neighborhood, authorities said Saturday.

The 38-year-old victim said he was walking at about midnight Friday in the 1100 block of North Santa Fe Avenue and looked down to retrieve an item from a bag, according to Sgt. Adrian Moses of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

As he looked down, he heard a loud bang and fell to the ground with a gunshot wound to his knee, Moses said.

A witness heard the gunshot and saw a white Nissan Sentra driven by a woman with a male passenger leave the area on North Santa Fe Avenue, the sergeant said.

The victim was taken to Palomar Medical Center for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Moses said.

There was no surveillance video immediately available and detectives from the Vista sheriff's station were investigating the shooting.