Police are looking for a shooter who left an Orange man injured after the man confronted the shooter for rifling through his vehicle before dawn Monday.
The incident began when the victim went outside his home in the 2500 block of North Skytop Court about 4 a.m. and noticed someone stealing items from his vehicle, the Orange Police Department stated in a news release.
He then went after the thief, who ran about two blocks away to the area of Portico Terrace and Hawksfield Way. There, the thief pulled out a gun and shot the victim once in the upper body, the Police Department stated.
The resident contacted a neighbor who called 911, but the thief got away.
Police released surveillance video showing the suspect, who appeared to wear a hoodie and have a blond ponytail. Police have not released any description of the shooter, but described the person as an "unknown male."
An emergency crew came and transported the victim to a hospital, where he was in stable condition, according to the Police Department.
Residents in the area described the man as a father of a three young children, and said they're hoping he'll make a full recovery.
“They’re great neighbors and just victims of a random situation, I think," one woman told KTLA.
Anyone with information was asked to call police at 714-744-7571.
KTLA's Melissa Pamer contributed to this article.