COLTON (CBSLA) — A 5-year-old child is in critical condition after being shot during an attempted break-in at a Colton home.

Police say several people tried to force their way into a home in the 800 block of E. Washington Street in Colton just after 11 p.m. Saturday.

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While trying to get in, one man believed to be 18 to 20 years old fired into the home, hitting a 5-year-old child. Police did not say whether the child was a boy or girl.

The child was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. The child was in critical condition Monday.

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The suspects took off before police officers arrived on the scene.

A candlelight vigil for the child will reportedly be held at Loma Linda Hospital.

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Anyone with information about the break-in or shooting can call Colton police Detective A. Jaeger at (909) 370-5028.