San Bernardino County

5-Year-Old Boy Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Colton Home Invasion Shooting

The boy suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday when he was shot during a home invasion in the San Bernardino County community of Colton.

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A 5-year-old boy was in critical condition Monday after he was shot in the head during a home invasion at an apartment in Colton and police were searching for the gunman.

The drama happened about 11 p.m. Saturday, when numerous suspects came to the Nova Pointe apartment complex and approached one of the apartments, trying to get inside, said Lt. Ray Mendez, of the Colton Police Department.

The shooting happened after the attackers tried to force their way in and got into a fight with a man who lives at the apartment.

That's when one of the intruders pulled out a gun and fired into the apartment, striking Abel. Detectives say they don't know why the suspects targeted the apartment.

The homeowner and the suspects did not know each other, Mendez said.

Investigators only have a vague description of the shooter. That's why they are asking anyone who has information about this case to call them.

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