Carlsbad teen injured after he was shot
CARLSBAD (KUSI) – An 18-year-old man was shot and wounded after meeting another man in an alley in Carlsbad, police said Tuesday.
Dispatchers received a call shortly before 4 p.m. Monday from a person who reported hearing gunfire and finding the victim in an alley in the 2700 block of Via Juanita, a dead-end driveway located in a neighborhood of townhomes off Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad police spokeswoman Jodee Reyes said.
Officers responded to the area and found the 18-year-old man in the alley suffering from a gunshot wound, Reyes said.
The victim told officers he had been shot “following a meeting with another male,” who fled the area in an unknown vehicle, she said.
No details about the meeting or descriptions of the suspect were immediately available.
The young man was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were not believed to be life-threatening, Reyes said.