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Police find homeless man with multiple gunshot wounds lying next to his vehicle

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Sheriff’s officials released new information into an attempted murder investigation involving a 40-year-old homeless man.

O June 9, 2020, deputies from the Victorville Police Department were dispatched to a shooting in the area of Balsam and Nisqualli Roads. Deputies arrived and found the victim lying next to his vehicle.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said the victim is a transient that has been living in his car. He was parked at the end of Balsam Avenue when at approximately 12:40 AM, he was shot multiple times.

Rodriguez said the victim talked to deputies at the scene following the shooting and again the next day. “He did not identify the shooter during either of the interviews.”

The victim was airlifted from the scene to a trauma center and is expected to recover and be released from the hospital in the near future.

Rodriguez said several people in the area on the night of the shooting have been interviewed, however, a suspect has not been identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Victorville Police Department at 760-241-2911.

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