Man fatally shot in Escondido; second person seriously injured when hit by truck

A man was shot and killed outside an Escondido taco shop late Sunday night and another man suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a truck, police said.

An Escondido patrol officer was flagged down around 11:50 p.m. by someone who said there had been a shooting at the Señor Taquito shop on East Valley Parkway near North Rose Street. The officer found a man uffering from gunshot wounds.

Paramedics transported the victim to the hospital, where he died shortly after arrival, said Escondido police Lt. Mark Petersen.

The name of the victim was not released.

Another man was found who had been run over by a truck, Petersen said. He was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Petersen said police were still trying to sort out what happened but had been told there was a physical fight or an argument that led to the shooting.

No other information was immediately available.



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