CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – A 42-year-old man was arrested after police said he allegedly shot another man in the chest with a shotgun outside of a motorhome in Chula Vista.
The shooting was reported just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday in a cul-de-sac in the 500 block of Shinohara Lane, according to Chula Vista Police.
Police said a woman called 911 to report her husband “had been shot by an acquaintance."
Responding officers arrived at the scene to find a 57-year-old man with an apparent gunshot wound to his chest outside of the motorhome that he and his wife were living in. The victim was taken to the hospital, and police said he was listed in stable but critical condition.
Officers searched the immediate area for the suspected shooter, identified as Cesar Carrillo, and spotted him near where the shooting took place.
Carrillo was arrested and booked into San Diego County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder.
While the investigation is in its early stages, CVPD officials said the victim and Carrillo “know each other and had been in an ongoing verbal dispute that escalated into Carrillo shooting the victim with a shotgun outside of the victim’s motorhome.”
The incident is being investigated by the department’s Crimes of Violence Unit.
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.