SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 19-year-old man survived a gunshot wound to the neck he suffered while a passenger in a vehicle that had just left a house party Sunday in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego.
The shooting victim was sitting in the rear of the vehicle in the 7700 block of Embry Point when a "pop" was heard a little after 1:50 a.m. and a gunshot went through the vehicle's window, said Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
"The victim does not know what happened and no one at the scene saw anything," Heims said.
Friends rushed the shooting victim to an area hospital, where he was treated and released.
Distraught doesn't begin to describe the family of Jermaine Barnes, a Mountain View man left with life-threatening brain injuries after he was hit by a car Friday night outside of his home.
Gun owners were given the chance to trade in their unwanted firearms for cash or a skateboard at a gun buyback event hosted by local police and faith leaders on Saturday.
More than 140 children received early Christmas gifts Saturday thanks to a local church and the county's bravest men and women.
The replacement event for the long-running but now-defunct Chargers Blood Drive was held Saturday at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center.
A five-county funeral procession will be held Sunday for a San Diego firefighter who died battling the Thomas Fire.
After 10 days of destruction, the Lilac Fire was 100 percent contained Saturday, fire officials announced.
A 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer from northern San Diego County was killed Thursday while fighting the massive Thomas Fire in Ventura County.
San Diego County's inland valleys and mountains remain under a red flag warning Friday morning due to high temperatures, dry air and gusty Santa Ana winds creating dangerous fire conditions.
A candlelight vigil was held Friday evening in El Cajon to remember the Granite Hills High School senior killed in a car crash on Monday.