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Two San Diego deputies injured by gunfire, wounds 'not life-threatening'

Approximate location of shooting shown in red.

Two San Diego County sheriff's deputies were injured Wednesday afternoon by gunfire in the Leucadia neighborhood of Encinitas, officials said.

Neither of the deputies suffered life-threatening wounds, officials said.

One was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition. The other was treated at the scene. The second deputy may have been struck by a ricochet from a bullet fired from inside a home. The two were investigating reports of a stolen car.

A SWAT operation, backed by a helicopter, is underway to search for a suspected gunman.

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

 
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