TEMECULA — 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," Sergeant Lionel Murphy Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. "The victim was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated." Sgt. Murphy reported that the suspect in the shooting "fled the area prior to the deputies arriving and has not been contacted," and the investigation is ongoing. Those with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 951-776-1099.
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