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SANTA PAULA : 19-Year-Old Man Shot While Driving

A 19-year-old Santa Paula man who said he was mistaken for a gang member was shot in the shoulder while driving down Main Street Friday afternoon, police said.

Alex Oviedo, who was on the 500 block of West Main Street when a bullet struck him in the right shoulder, drove himself to Santa Paula Hospital for treatment, police said.

Oviedo told officers he is not a gang member, but most gang members in the city believe he is, police said.

Authorities said he has had his car and home shot at in the past, police said.

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Oviedo said he did not see or hear anything when the shooting occurred, police said.


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