Man Shot Behind the Wheel

By Michelle Wayland
|  Sunday, Dec 5, 2010  |  Updated 11:00 AM PDT
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Man Shot Behind the Wheel

Chula Vista Police

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A man shot while driving hit 7 to 8 parked cars after the gunfire erupted on a Chula Vista street, according to police.

The Chula Vista police department received several calls of gunshots heard in the 500 block of Woodlawn.

“Witnesses reported they heard yelling in the street followed by gunshots and a crash,” said Sgt. Kenny Heinz.

When officers arrived they found an SUV and a truck in the middle of the street. A man, in his late 20's or early 30's, was found in the driver's seat of the truck.

“With at least one gunshot wound to the head,” said Sgt. Heinz.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and has not been identified.

“The victim's truck apparently struck 7-8 parked cars on the street after he was shot,” said Sgt. Heinz.

The suspect fled northbound on Woodlawn on foot, according to deputies.

The Chula Vista Police Department is requesting that anyone with information related to the shooting call (619) 691-5202.

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