CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A shooting outside a Chula Vista bar Saturday left one man critically injured with multiple gunshot wounds, and a police officer was pinned by a patrol car door that was rammed by a cornered suspect.
The shooting victim remained in critical condition Saturday, but the suspects remained on the loose. The officer who was injured was treated and released, according to Jim Horst of the Chula Vista Police Department.
Police said the shooting happened at 1:10 a.m. outside Wild Wooly's Saloon at Broadway and Davidson Street. Three men had walked up to the victim and confronted him, said Lieutenant Scott Arsenault of the Chula Vista Police Department.
Police did not know what took place in the verbal exchange, but as the victim tried to walk away, at least one of the suspects opened fire, hitting the victim multiple times.
Police officers were flagged down outside the bar and found one man with multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim pointed to a car that was leaving the scene, possibly a white sedan with at least three people inside, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Officers initiated a pursuit of the vehicle, which did not yield to the patrol cars lights and sirens, police said.
The suspects' vehicle drove into a dead end cul-de-sac. As officers tried to block the vehicle, the car accelerated at the officer, struck the patrol car and pinned him between the open driver's side door and the frame of the car.
The officer fired rounds into the suspects' vehicle as it fled from the area. Police did not say if anyone in the fleeing car had been shot.
The name of the victim and the injured officer were not released.
Anyone with information is asked to call Chula Vista police at (619) 691-5151.
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