Man Shot, Killed in Escondido

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    A man died of multiple gunshot wounds after a shooting in Escondido Tuesday. 

    Escondido police are looking for a man described as in his 20s who pulled out a gun and opened fire on another man in the driveway of a home in the 800-block of South Orange Street.

    The victim was shot at least once in the neck and in other areas of the body.

    Investigators say the suspect walked up to three men around 7 p.m. and had a conversation before the shooting began.

    “From our understanding at this point, it did not appear to be a heated conversation,” said Lt. Neal Griffin.

    One victim was transported to Palomar Medical Center, but was pronounced dead shortly after.

    Investigators had trouble identifying the victim because he wasn’t carrying identification at the time of the shooting.

    The suspect was described by police as a Hispanic man in his 20s wearing blue shorts, a white shirt and blue ball cap running in the area of 13th and Broadway.

    “We have taken at least one person back to the station for a detailed statement,” said Griffin.

    Investigators said there has been gang violence in this section of Escondido but they were not ready to consider the shooting gang-related.