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El Cajon police officer shot while answering disturbance call [Updated]

August 21, 2011 |  6:29 pm

An El Cajon police officer was shot Sunday afternoon after responding to a domestic violence report, officials said.

The officer was taken to a local hospital. His condition was unknown.

The alleged shooter apparently set fire to a home and was still at large. Dozens of police officers and firefighters were on the scene in the eastern San Diego County suburb.

The wounded officer's name was not released, and police had no further details about the shooting.

[UPDATED AT 8PM: Police believe the gunman may have shot two other people, possibly family members, before setting fire to the home.]

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