Officers investigate shooting on E Street

Paramedics assist a shooting victim on E Street Thursday afternoon. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard
Paramedics assist a shooting victim on E Street Thursday afternoon. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

Update: July 5, 6:40 p.m.

Sheriff’s officials remain at the scene of a shooting in the 900 block of E Street Thursday afternoon.

Deputies responding to the call found an unidentified victim lying in the ditch bleeding in front of 945 E St., said Sgt. Greg Rylaarsdam with the sheriff’s Ramona station.

The victim is white and possibly in his twenties. Paramedics took him to Palomar Medical Center.

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Neighbors watch as officers investigate the crime scene. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Based on what witnesses told officers, the shooting victim may have been trying to get into 933 E St., Rylaarsdam said. It is uncertain if the victim shot himself or if he was shot. Officers found a black semiautomatic handgun close to where the victim was found, said Rylaarsdam.

At least two men and one woman went voluntarily to the sheriff’s Ramona station to give statements and be interviewed, he said, noting that no one has been arrested.

"We're trying to put everything together," he said.

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Paramedics load a shooting victim into an ambulance for transport to Palomar Medical Center. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Detective Lori-Ann Wells is in charge of the investigation.

Original report: July 5, 5:55 p.m.

San Diego County sheriff’s officials are investigating a shooting on E Street near 10th Street late Thursday afternoon.

According to one neighbor, a man was shot in the leg. Another neighbor reported hearing two shots.

Cal Fire paramedics loaded the victim, who was lying in a culvert, into an ambulance and took him to an area hospital.

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Officers check a house across the street. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

A sheriff’s helicopter circled the scene briefly. The incident occurred about 4:45 p.m.

Officials are questioning neighbors and not releasing any information, saying they are still investigating.

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Clothes paramedics took off the victim to determine his injury remained in the ditch and the victim’s blood stained the pavement nearby. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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Deputy J.P. Martinez talks with a man waiting to get into his home after a reported shooting on E Street. Sentintel photo/Maureen Robertson
   
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