Domestic Violence Suspect Shoots Unintended Juvenile Victim
Los Angeles.: A 22-year-old Reseda man is in custody for Attempt Murder and is being held on $500,000 bail.
On January 10, 2010, at around 10:30 p.m., Foothill Patrol Officers received a radio call of a shooting near the intersection of Haddon Street and Osborne Avenue. They found a 10-year-old girl who had been struck by gunfire. She was rushed to a local hospital for treatment, but is expected to make a full recovery.
During the investigation it was discovered that the suspect, Victor Figueroa, had earlier been involved in an argument with his girlfriend. He left the location, but returned a short time later with a gun. When Figueroa fired the gun, the round hit a child riding in a passing car.
Figueroa was arrested without incident soon after the shooting.
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