Three Shot Inside Vista Boxing Club

By R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Apr 8, 2010  |  Updated 8:06 PM PDT
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'It's Just Unbelievable'

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'It's Just Unbelievable'

A man who dedicated time to help children away from violence is shot to death.
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Flowers have been left outside a Vista gym where a man shot three people, killing two of them.

Wednesday around 9 p.m., a man entered the Pacific Coast Boxing Company at 1304 N. Santa Fe Ave. opened fire and took off.

Sheriff’s homicide Sgt. Roy Frank told our media partner the North County Times that one shooting victim, a man, died at the gym. Two others were taken to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and are expected to survive.

According to one television news reporter, the man killed was a club volunteer in his 50s and the wounded were another volunteer in his 50s and a man in his 20s. Investigators haven’t identified the victims pending notification of relatives.

The owner told us the man killed was a long-time volunteer at the gym working with underprivileged kids.

Sheriff's investigators have not released any information on a suspect, but the owner of the gym said there was a recent falling out with a former trainer.

 


 

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