CHP Officer Shot During Traffic Stop

from a Times Staff Writer

A California Highway Patrol officer was shot Tuesday after making a traffic stop on Interstate 15, north of Escondido.

The officer returned fire and wounded a suspect, officials said. Both men were taken to Palomar Medical Center, where their wounds were said not to be life-threatening.

Officials said Tuesday night that they had not determined a motive for the shooting. The identities of the suspect and the officer were not immediately released.

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