Three injured in Carlsbad shooting

CARLSBAD (CNS) – Carlsbad police are investigating a shooting in
which three young people were wounded, one critically.

Numerous 911 calls were placed about 8:30 p.m. Monday regarding a
shooting in the downtown area of the city, Carlsbad police Lt. Paul Mendes said
in a statement.

Officers went to the 3400 block of Madison Street and found a 20-year-
old, an 18-year-old and a juvenile wounded, Carlsbad police Lt. Matt Magro told
reporters. The victims were reportedly a boyfriend, girlfriend and a male
acquaintance who had been on a walk in the area, known as the Barrio.

Mendes said a vehicle with several occupants pulled up to the victims
and words were exchanged before a passenger got out and opened fire with a
black handgun. According to Magro, one victim was grazed in the abdomen and all
three were struck in their arms and legs.

Paramedics took one of the victims to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with
critical injuries, Mendes said. The other two were taken to other area
hospitals.

No information on the assailants was immediately available, Mendes said.

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