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SWAT Looking For Man Who Shot Two, Pistol-Whipped One At A Bus Stop

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Two people were shot and one person was pistol-whipped at a bus stop in Chula Vista in San Diego County this morning. SWAT teams are searching a nearby storage facility for the suspect.

CBS-8 writes that the incident occurred after an argument escalated at a nearby bus stop. According to reports, all three victims worked at a tortilla factory, but it was not clear if the suspect did as well.

The L.A. Times reports someone at a nearby 24 Hour Fitness called 911 about the shooting at 6:25 a.m. Police said the two who were shot were injured in their lower extremities, and that their injuries were not life-threatening. No word yet on the condition of the person who was pistol-whipped. One of the victims made it to an AM/PM across the street to get help, according to NBC San Diego.

Capt. Lon Turner of the Chula Vista Police Department told CBS-8 that the public is not in immediate danger. He said surveillance video shows the suspect entering the storage facility at 605 Anita Street and Broadway, but that they can't guarantee he's still in there. However, the presence of a 15-foot fence might contain him.

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Witness Robert Fiol told NBC that he and his wife were just about to enter the storage facility when they saw the suspect running.

"I saw a male with a gun, which I thought was extremely awkward," Fiol said.
“At that moment, I’m thinking maybe it’s not a good idea to come into my storage [unit] this morning."

The suspect was described as a Latino man in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, heavyset, wearing dark clothing and carrying a handgun.