VISTA: Man shot, beaten while walking dog

VISTA (CNS) – A 52-year-old man was shot and beaten while walking his
dog in unincorporated Vista, by three men who got out of their car and demanded
his money, according to a San Diego County sheriff's sergeant.

The incident was, in the 200 block of Smilax Road, was reported at about
8:30 a.m. Sunday, according to San Diego County sheriff's Sgt. Nick Maryn.

The man was walking his dog when two of the three men got out of a black
or dark green Honda and attacked him, Maryn said.

After the victim struggled with the two men, the third suspect exited
the vehicle with a gun, according to Maryn. “The victim ran away from the
suspects as shots were fired. One round struck the victim and he fell to the
ground,” he said.

The suspects walked up to the fallen victim and one suspect struck him
in the face, Maryn said. Then the suspects grabbed his cellphone and took off
in the Honda, according to Maryn.

The victim was transported to Palomar Hospital with non-life threatening
injuries, the sergeant said.

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