Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pechanga Casino Crimewatch: Gunshot Victim Dropped Off At Pechanga Resort & Casino

 A man was shot at a Temecula condominium complex early Sunday, Sept. 15, then taken for medical aid to the Pechanga Resort & Casino by a friend, sheriff’s officials said.

The gunshot victim, a 24-year-old whose name was not released, and his friend had been at the casino to watch a sporting event Saturday night, Riverside County sheriff’s officials said in a news release. They left about 1 a.m. and went to a bar, then arrived at a condo complex at Sunflower Way and Poppy Ridge Drive about 4:20 a.m., according to the release.

In the parking lot, they were confronted by a man who fired two or three gunshots from the truck, one of which hit the victim, sheriff’s officials said. The motive was not known, Deputy Michael Vasquez said. The Pechanga Reservation was recently in the news for an unrelated shooting just last month. A Pechanga tribal member was arrested in a carjacking attempt in 2008. In 2010, there was a death in the hotel staircase. In a well publicized incident, that is linked here: Pechanga security guards BEAT an elderly patron.

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