UPDATE: Sheriff’s deputies said Monday afternoon that the victim was shot by someone firing an air rifle and that he suffered a superficial skin wound. The victim drove himself to the hospital and was later released, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Lt. Paul Bennett.
LAKE ELSINORE (CBS) — A Canyon Lakes man was recovering from a wound he suffered Monday after he was hit while playing a round of golf near Lake Elsinore.
KNX 1070’s Pat Haslem reports Riverside County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for three men who have been suspected in the attack on golfer Scott Wade.
Wade was about to chip onto the 17th green at Canyon Lake Golf Course on Sunday with a foursome that included his 12-year-old son and his golfing buddy Matt Gerken when a loud shot rang out from a wooded area just off the fairway.
“I turned around to the right and I saw three people running off in the wood line,” said Gerken. “The people that were back there were definitely laying in wait, waiting for someone to come up and come along.”
Wade was directed to a nearby medical facility to treat the wound in his arm.
Gerken said they later found out that the golfing group ahead of them on the course had also spotted three people, one of whom had a rifle outfitted with a scope.
“It was very much so intentional, there was nothing accidental about it,” he said.