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At approximately 11:45 a.m. on February 12, shots were fired in an apartment building on Elder Avenue just east of Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach. A 21-year-old woman was shot in the stomach by an unknown male who had walked into her apartment. As the victim walked into the same room as the gunman, she was shot. The shooter dropped the pistol and fled.

A San Diego Police Department helicopter patrolled overhead and made announcements shortly after the incident.

It is unknown why the woman was shot, but early speculation was that a case of armed robbery had turned into assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect was described as a black adult male with a black hoodie. The gunshot victim was rushed to a hospital. She was expected to survive her injuries.

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Hudsonumber3 Feb. 13, 2009 @ 10:01 a.m.

Actually, the gun belonged to the woman who got shot. The story is, this lady was in another room when this guy came into her house and started jacking her stereo and other electronics. She went into her living room- saw this guy, aimed the gun at him, he attacked her, and in the scuffle, the trigger got pulled and she got shot with her own gun. I don't understand why people own guns if they aren't going to use them. Owning a gun for the purpose of self defense only works when you actually shoot at someone whos coming after you..... Or, you know, you can just stand there- let them take your gun and shoot YOU with it. These are the irresponsible people who are going to get our rights to bear arms taken away because they don't know what they're even doing with them.


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