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Teen Arrested for Fatal Shooting of Man Walking Dogs in Oceanside Park: PD

The victim was shot to death while walking his dogs throughout the park

Oceanside police arrested a teenager Wednesday who is suspected of shooting a man to death, while the victim was walking his dogs in a park. 

During the shooting, the teenage suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries. Police expect his medical release within 48 hours of Wednesday.

According to police, the medical condition of the 16-year-old suspect is currently under evaluation.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired at Melba Bishop Park just before 10 p.m. Tuesday. Police found the victim, Martin Swan, 49, in the field area of the park with a fatal gunshot wound.

Although paramedics attempted life-saving measures, Swan died from his injuries.

The suspect's identity is being withheld due to his age and the on-going investigation, said police.

In their initial investigation, police found the victim got into an argument with a couple people before he was shot.

Both the victim and the suspect lived in Oceanside. Anyone with information about the case can call Oceanside Police at 760-435-4730.

No further information was available.

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