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Shots fired in neighborhood near Smoke Ranch, Torrey Pines

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 19:56:01-04

Residents near Smoke Ranch Road and Torrey Pines Drive woke up to shots fired in their neighborhood.

It all started when someone called police about a suspicious person sitting outside one of the homes shortly before 8:30 a.m. Friday. When police arrived, they saw a man and a woman who started walking towards the officer's vehicle. 

Police say the two ran away but the woman was caught and taken into custody.  Officers were searching for the man when they heard shots fired. Police say a neighbor shot at the man who was eventually taken into custody.

Neighbors tell 13 Action News this is a pretty quiet neighborhood where people usually keep to themselves. They're not used to seeing police respond to the area.

Diane Hagelin says, "Kinda scared, you know. But I keep my door locked all the time so you know, I have a good door."

Ed Nelson tells 13 Action News, "It makes me worry a little bit but I protect myself up to a certain point. And my kids always protect me too. I got two grown boys who look after their dad."

Investigators are still trying to figure out if the man and the woman committed a crime.