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More than 100 cars vandalized, man shot with air gun

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CHULA VISTA (CBS 8) - Chula Vista police are on the hunt for two suspects after more than 100 cars were vandalized. One of the suspects shot out windows and also shot a man in the shoulder.

The crimes occurred on the city's west side late Thursday through Sunday morning, said Captain Gary Wedge of the Chula Vista Police Department.

"We're looking at 100 to 115 vehicles that had their windows shot out," said Captain Wedge.

In one incident, a 24-year-old man was walking on East Prospect Street shortly after Friday at midnight when he was shot in the back with an air gun. He described the vehicle in which the suspect was in as an older model green GMC Safari or Chevrolet Astro van. Witnesses to the other events similarly described a similar vehicle, Wedge said.

"It's assault with a deadly weapon and fortunately he wasn't seriously injured, but the means that were used in this particular part of the crime series was significant enough that it could have caused serious damage or serious injury," explained Captain Wedge.

Police are combing through video and released one in which a possible suspect vehicle leaving the area where vehicles were vandalized, he continued.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 691-5151 or the San Diego Crime Stoppers.

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