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Suspected gunman who shot neighbor over lawnmower dispute turns himself in

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The suspect in a Chula Vista neighbor dispute shooting turned himself in Sunday morning, according to Chula Vista police.

Around 9:35 a.m., 66-year-old Arnulfo Luis Flores flagged down a San Diego police officer outside the SDPD headquarters on Broadway. He told the officer that he was wanted for a shooting in Chula Vista.

Detectives interviewed him and then took him to county jail.

Flores allegedly used a shotgun to silence a noisy lawnmower-repair effort shortly before 8 p.m. Friday at a residence in the 300 block of Beech Avenue, according to Chula Vista police Detective David Beatty.

Flores went to the victim's residence to complain about the noise as the victim and his relative tried to repair the machine. Apparently unable to reduce the racket, Flores went home to get his gun, returned and then fired two blasts at close range, Beatty said.

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Chula Vista police searched Saturday for a 66-year-old man who blasted his neighbor with a shotgun in what appears to be anger over a lawnmower being repaired during evening hours.

Arnulfo Luis Flores, 66, is considered "armed and dangerous" by police.

Flores allegedly used a shotgun to silence a noisy lawnmower-repair effort shortly before 8 p.m. Friday at a residence in the 300 block of Beech Avenue, according to Chula Vista police Detective David Beatty.

Flores went to the victim's residence to complain about the noise as the victim and his relative tried to repair the machine. Apparently unable to reduce the racket, Flores went home to get his gun, returned and then fired two blasts at close range, Beatty said.

The type of ammo in the gun was not released by Chula Vista police, but the victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.

Beatty urged anyone with information on Flores' whereabouts to contact police immediately.

THIS IS AN UPDATE TO THE PREVIOUS STORY BELOW.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Police in Chula Vista searched Saturday for the man they say shot his neighbor twice, at close range, with a shotgun.

Arnulfo Luis Flores, 66, is considered "armed and dangerous" by police. The alleged attack was shortly before 8 p.m. Friday at a residence in the 300 block of Beech Avenue, according to Chula Vista police Detective David Beatty.

The victim suffered two shotgun wounds inflicted at close range, Beatty said. He was taken to a hospital and his injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Beatty urged anyone with information on Flores' whereabouts to contact police immediately.

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