Escondido police investigating report of shot fired near Palomar Hospital

Escondido police are investigating after a gunshot was reportedly heard near Palomar Hospital on Friday afternoon.

The shot, heard just before 2:50 p.m., followed a theft in the area, a police sergeant said.

He said officers set up a perimeter in the area as they investigate.

Sheriff’s officials said deputies were also sent to assist, as was a department helicopter.

No further information was immediately available.

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