SHOOTING IN EL CAJON

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By Miriam Raftery

October 30, 2016 (El Cajon) — A man was shot in the leg Friday at 12:40 p.m. outside a cell phone kiosk in the 1000 block of Decker Street in El Cajon.  

According to Lieutenant Steve Kirk, officers responded to reports of gun shots heard. They found evidence of a handgun being fired and contacted the victim at a local hospital.

Per witnesses, two male suspects approached a temporary kiosk on the sidewalk where three to four people were signing up for free cell phones.  A physical confrontation took place. The two suspects went back to their vehicle and retrieved a handgun. 

The suspects fired at least two rounds, one of which struck the victim in the leg. The suspects then fled the scene in a dark sedan. One suspect was described as a black male adult and the other was described as a light to medium skinned adult male. 

The victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, was driven to the hospital by a friend before police officers arrived on the scene. 

The reason for the fight and subsequent shooting are under investigation at this time.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the El Cajon Police Department at (619)579-3311.  Individuals with information about this case who wish to remain anonymous can call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (888) 580-8477.