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Woman claims to see man selling guns from car in 4S Ranch parking lot

Posted at 6:47 PM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 21:47:26-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -  "I was just parked here and my one-year-old was just taking a nap." 

It seemed like a normal day for a North County family. In fact, they're at this busy target on Camino Del Sur once or twice a week. Because of what happened next, 10News is protecting the witness's identity.

"So you look over and immediately, see the gun. Yes," the woman said.

She was shocked. Just a few spots over she says she saw a middle-aged man with a gun. It appeared he was selling it to a small group of young men, maybe even high school students.

"I was immediately scared. My first instinct was to leave the area and go as fast as possible,"  the woman said.

She drove a different part of the lot, then looked up and saw the young people getting into an SUV. She pulled out her phone and began recording and captured a few seconds of footage showing an older model red Toyota Rav-4.

"I thought they looked at me, and that made me so nervous," the woman said.

She was so panicked, she didn't even think to call police until she got home.

"I always felt I'd be one of those people that would immediately alert the police, but I was just consumed in so much fear, I was crippled, basically. I was so scared," the woman said.

Detectives did see the men on that target surveillance video but wouldn't comment on what exactly the video revealed, but did call it suspicious activity. They are now trying to track down that Toyota vehicle.

The woman is warning her neighbors, wanting to make sure they're on alert.

"I just don't want us to have that full sense of security. Just because we think we live in a safe neighborhood doesn't mean we should stop paying attention," the woman said.