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‘Lovers Quarrel' Leads to Shooting in Ramona

A man was airlifted to a hospital with a single gunshot wound Tuesday following what the shooter's mother described as a lovers' quarrel in her front yard.

The shooting happened in a neighborhood just off state Route 67 on Pala Street In Ramona. Deputies were called at about 4:15 a.m. and discovered a man in his 20s with at least one gunshot wound. 

An air ambulance was called and transported the man from the Ramona Airport to a nearby hospital. 

Lt. White said the shooting followed an apparent argument between the victim and the man who shot him, both men, over a woman.

The mother of the shooter, Kyle, said an ex-boyfriend of Kyle's girlfriend came to their house demanding to talk to Kyle.

They spoke outside, but then things turned physical.

The disgruntled man started to choke Kyle and wouldn't stop, Kyle told NBC 7. He warned his attacker he'd shoot if he didn't release his grip, but the choking continued. He said he feared for his life so he fired one shot into the man's leg. Then he dropped his weapon immediately and began giving the victim first aid until paramedics arrived.

The victim is expected to survive, according to SDSO Lt. Justin White.

There are no outstanding suspects in the case, according to the SDSO.

No other information was available.

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