Intruder Critical After Being Shot by Homeowner in Moreno Valley, Authorities Say

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A male intruder was shot and critically wounded at a home in Moreno Valley on Friday, April 1, 2015, authorities said. (Credit: Google Maps)

A male intruder was shot and critically wounded late Friday night after a homeowner opened fire on him at a residence in Moreno Valley, authorities said.

Few details were immediately available about the incident, which took place about 11:13 p.m. Friday in the 13000 block of Tonikan Drive, said Deputy Michael Vasquez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded to a call regarding an assault with a deadly weapon at the location, Vasquez said.

The wounded suspect was transported to a hospital in critical condition, according to the Sheriff’s Department. It was unknown if he would survive.

Neither the shooter nor the wounded man were immediately identified.

An investigation is ongoing.

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