Man, 20, shot to death in Vista; deputies searching for two men linked to shooting

Posted at 3:53 PM, Nov 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 13:56:44-05

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men suspected in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Vista Sunday afternoon.

The fatal shooting happened at around 2:25 p.m. in the 200 block of Olive Avenue, according to San Diego County sheriff’s officials.

Responding deputies arrived to find Jonathan Ruiz lying on a dirt trail with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Witnesses reported seeing two men fleeing the scene at the time of the shooting.

One man is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 10 inches tall, between 17 and 20 years old, clean shaven, wearing a navy blue shirt with blue jeans. The other man is Hispanic, about 5'6", clean shaven, wearing a baggy grey T-shirt and jeans, police report.

The two men ran towards Vista Village and could have gotten on the bus.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the sheriff’s department at 858-285-6330 or 858-565-5200.