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San Diego, CA (KSWB) — A sports anchor was rushed to a hospital after getting shot outside his home in Scripps Ranch Tuesday afternoon, the TV news station he works for reported.

The gunfire in the 12000 block of Avonette Court was reported shortly after 3 p.m., SDPD public-affairs Officer Matt Tortorella said. One person was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla with non-life-threatening injuries.

CBS8 Sports Director Kyle Kraska was identified by his employer as the shooting victim.

Kraska’s girlfriend was on her way into the hospital around 4:30 p.m. when she said he was in surgery.

Police did not release any information regarding a suspect.

A neighbor told police that someone shot the rear window out of Kraska’s silver Mercedes-Benz, firing as many as 10 shots, then fled in an older-model white minivan.

Another neighbor told Fox 5 that she heard an argument between Kraska and a man who had been working on his house. Then, she heard several gunshots.

Kraska has been with the news station since 1999. The Emmy Award-winning broadcaster spent four years as morning and noon co-anchor before moving into the sports department 12 years ago.