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Shooting victim found at Chula Vista homeless encampment

Posted at 9:04 AM, Apr 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-06 13:55:10-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (CNS) - A 28-year-old man living in a Chula Vista homeless encampment was wounded in a shooting at a nearby river bottom, police said Tuesday.

Dispatchers received a 911 call requesting help for a shooting victim shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday at an encampment underneath the Interstate 805/state Route 54 interchange near North Second Avenue, Chula Vista police Lt. David Oyos said.

Investigators determined the shooting took place near a river bottom in the 100 block of North Second Avenue, then the victim was able to walk to the nearby encampment, Lt. Dan Peak said.

The 28-year-old victim, whose name was not released, declined to provide further information on the shooting or the shooter, according to police. Medics took the man to a hospital for treatment of two gunshot wounds, which were not believed to be life-threatening, Peak said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at