14-Year-Old Shot in Chest While Walking: Police

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    A teen was hospitalized Friday night after being shot in the chest while walking in Escondido, said Escondido police.

    The 14-year-old boy was walking northbound in the 600 block of Escondido Blvd when he was struck by the bullet of a small caliber gun at about 9:45 p.m., police said.

    Detectives in the case aren’t sure whether the teen was the intended target.

    The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

    No other information, including a suspect description, was provided.