Riverside County Sheriff’s investigates early morning Old Town Temecula shooting

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Deputies from the Southwest Station of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to Old Town Front Street crossing Main Street at 2:35 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, regarding an assault with a deadly weapon and upon arrival found evidence of a shooting.“Deputies later contacted a shooting victim who had sustained a non-life-threatening injury,” Sgt. Lionel Murphy of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. “The victim was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated.”Murphy said that the suspect in the shooting “fled the area before the deputies arriving and has not been contacted,” and the investigation is ongoing.Those with information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 951-776-1099.Jeff Pack ca
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