VISTA–A man suffered a gunshot wound Sunday during an physical altercation with several other men near a Vista apartment complex, Sheriff’s deputies said.
At about 3:40 p.m., San Marcos and Vista Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 block of Smilax Road after there were multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area.
During their preliminary investigation, deputies learned an unidentified Hispanic male used a handgun to fire several bullets at a group of Hispanic males that were standing near the Mariposa Apartment Complex. Both the suspect, and the victims, fled the area prior to the deputies arriving at the scene.
Later in the day, a 19-year-old Hispanic male arrived at Palomar Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot injury. The victim indicated to investigators that he had been shot earlier on Smilax Road in Vista
The investigation is currently being conducted by gang detectives.