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Calexico man shot in leg Saturday

January 26, 2002|By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — Police here were investigating a drive-by shooting Saturday that left a 23-year-old Calexico man with a bullet wound to his left leg.

The shooting occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. as George Garcia stood in the driveway of his home in the 400 block of Hernandez Court.

Calexico police officials said a white medium-sized car drove to Garcia's home. There were at least four Hispanic males inside the vehicle, according to witness reports. No other description was available, police said.

Based on reports, there was no information on whether words were exchanged between Garcia and those in the car before the shooting.

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After Garcia was struck in the leg, the car sped west on Hernandez.

Garcia was taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center for treatment. He was listed in good condition Saturday evening.

Police officials said Garcia reported he was unsure why he was shot.

Police were continuing to investigate the case. Officials said they were unsure what motive there was for the attack.

>> Staff Writer Darren Simon can be reached at 337-4082.

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