Police Find Shooting Victim in Crashed Car - NBC 7 San Diego

Police Find Shooting Victim in Crashed Car

Driver found with gun shot wound after his car hits power pole in Escondido



    Police Find Shooting Victim in Crashed Car

    Police responding to a car crash into an Escondido power pole Tuesday night found the driver was suffering from a gunshot wound.

    The car crashed into the pole in the 1100 block of east Mission Ave. at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Escondido Police Department.

    When officers looked into the car, they found a man inside with a gunshot wound to his head. They believe the victim was shot by a male suspect about 17 or 18 years old with short, spiked hair and bloodshot eyes.

    The suspect was last seen wearing a plain white t-shirt, white shoes and baggy blue pants.

    Paramedics were called to the sceneand transported the victim to the hospital. His condition is not known at this time.

    Police believe a passenger was in the car at the time of the shooting, but left before speaking to officers.

    Witnesses said the suspect shot at the victim driving a van. After firing, the suspect fled. Police still have not located him.

    SDG&E was requested to assist with the damage to the power pole.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Escondido Police Department Investigations Bureau at (760) 839-4717.

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