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Spring Valley man wounded in freeway shooting after possible dispute at Indian casino

Spring Valley man wounded in freeway shooting after possible dispute at Indian casino
Traffic backs up on Interstate 8 in San Diego as the California Highway Patrol investigates a freeway shooting. (Fox 5 San Diego)

A 50-year-old man from Spring Valley was wounded early Monday in a freeway shooting that may have followed a dispute at the Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, the California Highway Patrol said.

The shooting closed Interstate 8 as CHP officers looked for evidence on the rain-slickened freeway.

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The victim, wounded in the shoulder, drove his Ford F350 pickup to a local hospital. His passenger, a 45-year-old woman from Lemon Grove, was uninjured in the shooting, which occurred at 3:36 a.m., police said.

A dark-colored Toyota Tercel with the gunman and a companion - described as men in their 20s - sped off after multiple shots were fired, the CHP said.

The two groups were seen minutes earlier in a heated discussion at the Sycuan Casino but the relationship between the two is unclear, the CHP said.

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