FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 31, 2014
CONTACT: LT. ERIC SKAJA / 760-839-4444
The victim in last night’s fatal shooting has been identified as 35 year old Escondido resident Miguel Pedroza Fuentes. Two other companions of Fuentes were also shot during the incident. The victim’s brother, 32 year old Escondido resident Martin Fuentes was also shot and is being treated in a local hospital. Additionally, 28 year old Escondido resident Wesley Smith was shot and is being treated at a local hospital.
It appears that all three victims were shot while inside the same vehicle. The shooter walked up to the car and an argument ensued. The shooter then shot several rounds into the car striking the three victims. The shooter fled on foot and is unidentified at this time. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 18-20 years old with multiple tattoos wearing dark clothing. No bystanders were injured in this incident as it appears the occupants inside the vehicle were the sole intended targets.
Anyone with information about this case are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 760-743-TIPS (8477). A 1,000 dollar reward may be awarded for information that helps solve this case.
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