Police in Orange are seeking a man who they say shot his ex-girlfriend multiple times with a shotgun before fleeing in a rented vehicle.
Patrick Allen French, 33, is considered armed and dangerous, the Orange Police Department said in a written statement.
The attack took place about 6:45 a.m. in a private community in the 700 block of East Lake Drive, police said.
"French shot his ex-girlfriend multiple times with a shotgun," according to the statement. The woman was hospitalized in "serious but stable" condition."
French fled the area in a rented, silver Ford Explorer with a California license plate of 8HWE087, police said. He was believed to have taken the shotgun with him.
"French is considered armed and dangerous," the statement said. "If located, call 911 immediately."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Orange police at 714-744-7403.