OCEANSIDE (CNS/News 8) - An argument over money allegedly prompted a man to beat a 40-year-old male acquaintance in the head with a pistol, then shoot the victim's 74-year-old landlady in the lower extremities tonight, Oceanside police reported.
Both victims were taken to Scripps Trauma Center and are expected to survive, police said.
The suspect is described as a 48-year-old man who fled in a red truck.
Police tell News 8 the suspect fled in a red 1997 Dodge Extra-cab pickup truck with California license plate number 5L23937.
Police were called to the 300 block of Boomvang Court at 5:25 p.m. where they found the two victims.
The landlady left the home and went to the garage to avoid the argument. However, as the suspect left the house, she was shot. It is not clear if the discharge was intentional.
A wildfire that scorched about 200 brushy acres in the southeastern reaches of San Diego County Monday threatened back-country homes and a naval training center for several hours, but caused no reported structural damage or injuries.
News 8's Chief Meteorologist Matt Baylow traveled to Wyoming to see the Great American Eclipse. He had one of the best view points in the nation with clear skies and temperatures in the low 80's.
The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters, leaving 10 U.S. sailors missing and others injured.
Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
An oft-deported Mexican citizen drove drunk and caused a hit-and-run crash in San Ysidro that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy, a prosecutor alleged Monday, but a defense attorney told jurors that her client wasn't behind the wheel at the time of the collision.
Thousands of San Diegans enjoyed viewing Monday's solar eclipse at events around the city as 57 percent of the sun was blocked by the moon.
If you're planning on watching Monday's solar eclipse you'll need to head east as morning clouds along the coast will likely block those near the beaches from seeing the celestial event.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during Monday's eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
People across the country are getting ready to view an historic solar eclipse. News 8's Chief Meteorologist Matt Baylow headed to a small town in Wyoming to view it and brings us the story.