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Calexico police officers investigate a homeless encampment off Cesar Chavez Boulevard on Thursday afternoon, March 25, where a man was shot twice. The man was in stable condition as medical crews transported him to a local hospital. | CAMILO GARCIA JR. PHOTO

Calexico Homeless Man Shot Twice, In Stable Condition: Police

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CALEXICO — A homeless man who lives in an encampment in the 700 block of Cesar Chavez Boulevard was shot twice in the upper torso on Thursday afternoon, March 25, but he was reportedly in stable condition as an ambulance crew took him to a local hospital.

Details into the incident are still sketchy, as the individual, a 32-year-old Hispanic male, was “very uncooperative” and told Calexico police that he “did not know who or why he was shot,” according to Calexico Police Chief Gonzalo Gerardo.

Reports of the incident came at 1:36 p.m., and when officers arrived to the area to find the man, who Gerardo said camps in an empty nearby lot.

“Our officers contacted the other homeless people in that area and canvassed the scene,” the chief stated, adding all interviewed said they didn’t see anything or hear anything.

The was released from the hospital soon after, according to Gerardo, who said he sustained nonlife-threatening small-caliber wounds.

First responders tend to a homeless man who was shot twice on Thursday afternoon, March 25, near an encampment in an empty lot at the 700 block of Cesar Chavez Boulevard. | CAMILO GARCIA JR. PHOTO
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