A CHP Officer conducting a traffic stop Monday night reported seeing an individual with a rifle near the freeway.
The sighting at about 8:15 p.m. prompted a search in the area around Paradise Hills, near SR-54 at Woodman St., according to authorities with the CHP.
The subject was reportedly seen in a backyard on the north side of the freeway near Parkside Ave. and Morton Way.
Authorities discovered shortly after the incident was reported that the gun was a pellet gun, not a rifle. The person told police he was using it for target practice.
Both the San Diego Police Department and the CHP searched the area.
There were no injuries.
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