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Sheriff's deputy shot in Encinitas; SWAT action underway

February 20, 2013 |  4:24 pm

Approximate location of shooting shown in red.

A San Diego County sheriff's deputy was shot Wednesday afternoon in the Leucadia neighborhood of Encinitas, officials said.

The deputy was taken to a local hospital and a SWAT action is underway for a suspected gunman.

The condition of the deputy and circumstances behind the confrontation are not yet known.

The San Diego Police Officers Assn. tweeted a message advising people to stay away from Del Rio Avenue.

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Map: Approximate location of shooting shown in red. Credit: Google Maps

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