Officer Injured After Chula Vista Shooting

1 man in critical condition; officer released from hospital

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    NBC San Diego
    A white two-door sedan believed to be involved in a Chula Vista shooting was towed away Saturday morning.

    A Chula Vista police officer was injured early Saturday morning when his cruiser was rammed by a vehicle carrying at least three suspects involved in a shooting that left one person in critical condition, Chula Vista police said.

    The shooting occurred about 1:10 a.m. in an alley behind Wild Wooly's Saloon on 247 Broadway.

    The victim flagged a Chula Vista patrol car after suffering multiple gunshot wounds and directed officers to a white two-door sedan, beginning a short pursuit between officers and the suspected vehicle.

    The vehicle did not yield to patrol lights and sirens, and officers attempted to block it in a nearby cul-de-sac. The car then accelerated toward an officer, striking his vehicle and pinning him against the driver's door and car frame, police said.

    Officer Injured in Suspects' Getaway

    [DGO] Officer Injured in Suspects' Getaway
    At least three suspects were involved in a Chula Vista alleyway shooting that left a man in critical condition Saturday morning.

    The injured officer fired multiple rounds at the suspects' vehicle as it fled the scene.

    The car was later found parked behind a church a few blocks from the shooting scene. Witnesses said the car had several bullet holes and blood on it.

    By 11:15 a.m., the car had been towed away.

    The police officer was treated and released at a hospital. The shooting victim was transported to a UCSD trauma center.

    Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 691-5151.