San Diego

1 Person Shot in Lemon Grove Garage

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting in Lemon Grove that left one person wounded Monday.

The shooting happened in a residential neighborhood on Washington Street near Vernier Drive at about 5 a.m., SDSO said. 

The first deputies on scene had to force open the door to the garage to get to the wounded man. Inside, they found a man in his mid-30s with gunshot wound to the leg.

The victim was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital for surgery, SDSO said. His wound was considered serious, SDSO Sgt. Zee Sanchez said.

The couple the man lives with, a woman and a 9-year-old girl, were all unharmed, Sanchez said.

They told police they heard one gunshot and then screaming. 

Detectives swept the area but did not locate a suspect or a weapon. 

SDSO is interviewing witnesses to learn more about the shooting. The investigation is ongoing. 

No other information was available.

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