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.READ MORE: Clippers Barely Hold Off Celtics To Seal Victory, 114-111
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.READ MORE: Pasadena Prepares For Rose Parade Festivities Amidst Rising COVID-19 Cases
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.MORE NEWS: WeHo Weed Industry Hoping To Be Cannabis Hotspot, Much Like Amsterdam, With Lounges, Cafes And Galleries
Anyone with information about the break-in or shooting can call Colton police Detective A. Jaeger at (909) 370-5028.