ENCINITAS, Calif. - SAN DIEGO - Members of a California sheriff's department SWAT team are involved in a standoff with a gunman suspected of wounding two sheriff's deputies during a shooting in an Encinitas neighborhood.
The incident occurred in the 700 block of Del Rio Avenue. According to a statement from the sheriff's department, deputies were seeking a suspected car thief. At about 3:30 p.m., shots were fired as deputies tried to approach the suspect.
During a news conference, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore told reporters that one deputy suffered a wound to the forehead, describing it as a "glancing" injury from a fragment to his forehead.
The other deputy was shot in the leg and was originally transported to Scripps Encinitas Hospital and then moved to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he is undergoing surgery. The deputy with the head wound was originally transported to Scripps La Jolla and has been treated. He is expected to be released later Wednesday evening.
Gore said both deputies are expected to make a full recovery. Their names have not been released.
SWAT personnel are now involved in a standoff with the suspect, who is holed up in a house in the 700 block of Del Rio Avenue and is threatening to shoot deputies who try to enter the home.
Homes south of Del Rio Avenue were evacuated as a precaution. Road closures include Del Rio Avenue, west on Leucadia Boulevard and south of Saxony Road.
A command post and staging area has been set up at the Magdalena Ecke YMCA on Saxony Road.
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