Man shot in hotel room at Pechanga Casino in Temecula

TEMECULA – A man was fatally shot in a hotel room during an outburst of domestic violence at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, and a woman was somehow injured, deputies said today.

Sheriff’s dispatchers received a 911 call at 11 p.m. Friday about a man with a number of undisclosed gunshot wounds found in the lobby. The victim who was described as a man in his 50s was taken to Temecula Valley Hospital where he later died of his injuries, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Raymond Huskey said.

The man’s name was not released pending notification of relatives.

Casino spokeswoman Ciara Green said the shooting happened in a hotel room. A woman believed to have some connection with the dying man was also found in the hotel room.

She had non-life threatening injuries, but details and her relationship with the victim was not specified. All the ”involved parties” are known to sheriff’s detectives, Huskey said today, but it was not disclosed whether anyone was arrested in connection with the shooting.

Earlier, sheriff’s Deputy Armando Munoz said the homicide stemmed from domestic violence.

Green couldn’t recall when was the last time something this severe ever happened at the casino, adding that it was ”very unfortunate.”

The casino continued its business Friday night while sheriff’s detectives conducted their investigation in the lobby area and hotel room following the shooting, Green said.

In a written statement, Green later said the casino and its staff are ”saddened by this domestic incident that occurred in a hotel room.”

”Our thoughts and prayers go out to the individuals involved in this unfortunate, isolated incident,” she said.

24 Responses to "Man shot in hotel room at Pechanga Casino in Temecula"

  1. Lee   February 22, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Existence of Second Amendment. Man shot at casino.


    The time has come to once and for all repeal the illogical, invalid, insensitive and idiotic Second Amendment!

  2. Lee   February 22, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    PS. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. And may the ching-ching continue, baby.

    Show me the money, baby!

  3. Russell   February 22, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    @Lee, I agree with you but the gun nuts in this country would start a revolution if even one word of the Second Amendment was changed. Gun nuts can’t even handle it when you tell them the Second Amendment pertains to the right of militias to bear arms. Can you imagine how they would react merely at the prospect of repealing it?

  4. mike   February 22, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Yea Lee. Lets repeal all the amendments. As a matter of fact, lets repeal all laws . Survival of the fittest! It is very comforting to know you are so much wiser than our forefathers. Amen!

  5. Liberty   February 22, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    It is unfortunate ANY Domestic Violence occurs and it saddens me to see gun violence as much as anyone else, however these are not reasons to repeal the Second Amendment.

    The Second Amendment is nothing as you describe it to be, perhaps instead of spreading vitriolic comments on the FVN website you should review history and learn why it is the Second Amendment.

    Sadly, I’m sure your mistaken predetermined prejudices will intervene and prevent you from even starting to review history so let me say this:
    The Second Amendment exists to ensure our freedom and your ability to make illogical, invalid, insensitive and idiotic comments here.

    Please be respectful to the FVN community and parties involved in the featured news stories. This is a great resource for the community and it saddens me to see a community continually divided by comments here for no good reason.

    We all live on this rock together, lets get along better!

  6. Seriously??   February 22, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Why don’t we just repeal Lee instead.

  7. INSIDER INFO   February 22, 2014 at 7:56 pm


  8. R. Davis   February 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    hey idiot Lee, guns dont kill people, people kill people, there are other weapons such as knives, grenade, your bare hands that can kill people why are you sooo into the second ammendment only? if that other guy had a gun himself then he might still be alive because he could have depend himself!

  9. Reality Checker   February 22, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Lee, just do us all a favor and move to cuba or venezuela. Or to afghanistan. Just anywhere but here. Your just a brainwashed libtarded progressive who wont realize what side he joined until its too late. I bet you would have been a hitler youth and would have turned on your own parents for hiding jews. You DO realize thats what side your on, right Lee? You are those people. The same ideology, same agenda, same everything that has just been the result of being brainwashed and indoctrinated as yougsters and the process has repeated itself and thats how you got how you are. You are the ideology decendents of the third reich. Most of those types are either too dang stupid to know that, or they do know it but will deny it until the day they die.
    The liberal progtard mindset is a sick, demented, logical, emotionally driven, reactive, impulsive, liberty sucking, train wreck of a thought process. All progtard libs should be rounded up and put in straight jackets, and institutionalized inside rubber rooms and made to listen to the great one Mark Levin and re-runs of Ronald Reagan speaches until they are re-programmed.

  10. res.   February 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    lee you are the only idiot!!!!

  11. Legal Vet and Citizen   February 22, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Poor Lee,

    I guess it is also time to ban Casinos, Ban Hotel rooms, ban Alcohol, Ban Automobiles, ban prescription drugs, ban peanuts etc..(allergies), ban animals, etc.. Really Lee, you need to stop worrying about life and go live it… God Bless.

  12. Bash Free Speech   February 23, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Lee has a right to shoot off his mouth (First Amendment) and then he gets attacked for it with the blessing of the Editor that posts comments from bullet-loving cyber bullies. So much for the policy below" "…post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
    Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
    The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups." LOL

  13. My Two Cents   February 23, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Saying guns kill people is like saying pencils cause spelling errors.

  14. Lee Chew   February 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Lee, your an embarrassment to the name Lee.

  15. Wilby   February 23, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Lee is entitled to his views. I for one am not on the same planet as he appears to be. Yeah, take all the guns away from the people and who is left with them? Your government and the criminal element. The only thing stopping total anarchy in this country is the fear of the public and their guns.

  16. coalcracker   February 23, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Amazing, I’ve had a gun for over 40 years and so far it hasn’t jumped out of my night stand and shot someone.Even if you banned guns the bad guys would still have them.

  17. Russell   February 23, 2014 at 10:56 am

    @Reality Checker, kindly note that your uses of "your" should be in the contracted form, which is "you’re" as in "you are".

  18. Earl   February 23, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Mark Levin. Only a complete idiot would listen to that blowhard!

  19. Pink   February 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    @Comment #12: Nobody is bashing Lee’s right to freedom of speech. Lee is the one who calls names and makes libelous comments that he cannot back up. Heck he can’t even back up his non libelous comments. He has (obviously) never opened a history book, knows nothing about how our government works, and if he even graduated from high school I would be surprised to hear it. He can say anything he wants to, he has that right under the very same constitution that he bashes every chance that he gets.

    I am no gun rights fanatic, and I would dearly love to see the laws on gun control that we already have on the books upheld. Nobody needs an assault weapon for instance, except the military, the police, and of course, criminals. The point being that if we were to ban guns, criminals would still have guns, after all drugs are illegal, yet they are being sold on street corners in America every day of the week. People are still getting high. We banned alcohol during Prohibition and the Al Capone’s of this fine land made a mint selling bathtub gin. People in the hills of the South still have stills and people in the hills of Norther California grow Marijuana for a profit. Repealing the 2nd Amendment will not take guns out of the hands of criminals. People who want to kill will just use a rock, a club, a knife or their bare hands.

  20. Drew   February 23, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    We don’t yet know all of the facts of the case. We are being told be police and Pechanga that it is a domestic incident. Hopefully we will have all of the facts soon. My wife and daughter were staying there and it would be comforting to have those privy to the facts to reassure guests rather than scare them by putting the place on lockdown for hours AFTER the shooting without explanation.
    It was almost as if the security personnel and cops were getting a thrill from the action when I asked them if I could go up to the room and I was turned away as if I was the criminal….

  21. Drew   February 23, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    With reference to the 2nd Amendment comments, we need to have an open civilized discussion about how we want to live our lives today rather than base laws on 18th Century principles of exclusively wealthy white elderly male slave owners. 250 years later the country is just a little bit different and we should collectively re-evaluate much of the constitution in order to improve our great country where we can rather than simply preserve the status quo.

  22. Ruth Noyes   February 23, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Seriously Lee? Wow.

  23. Lee   February 23, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    @ To All the Above

    Thank you.

  24. Lee   February 23, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    There are about 310 million Americans. There are about 300 million guns in our society. The number of guns is increasing.

    VILLAGE NEWS NOTE TO ‘LEE’ AND OTHERS – This is not a 2nd Amendment opinion piece to comment on, it’s a specific crime report. Or, we close comments again. Going adrift is what causes that. Thanks. D. Ramsey


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