Riverside Woman Accused of Shooting Man Is Charged With Attempted Murder

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A Riverside woman has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly shot a man, leaving him in critical condition Friday night, according to the Riverside Police Department.

Balinda Ballinger, 37, appears in a photo released by Riverside police on Feb. 24, 2018.

Balinda Ballinger, 37, appears in a photo released by Riverside police on Feb. 24, 2018.

After receiving a call about a woman who told neighbors she just shot her ex-husband, officers arrived to the scene in the 2000 block of Stratford Way just before 9 p.m., according to police. There, they found a man inside the home who was suffering from a gunshot wound.

A 37-year-old woman named Balinda Ballinger has been charged with attempted murder, according to police. While she described the man as her “ex” to police, it remains unclear if she was previously married to the man, according to Officer Ryan J. Railsback of the Riverside Police Department.

Meanwhile, the man has since been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he remains in critical condition, police said.

No further details were released by police. Anyone with information can contact Detective Brett Stennett at 951-353-7213.

Correction: An earlier version of this story mistakenly stated Ballinger and the victim were at one point married, but that fact remains unclear, according to police. The post has since been updated.

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