Man Fatally Shot at Pechanga Casino

The man was found in the lobby of the resort, suffering from critical injuries

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    A photo of the outside of Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, as pictured on Google Maps.

    A man was fatally shot at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, just north of San Diego Friday night, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.

    According to officials, deputies were called to the casino located at 45000 Pechanga Pkwy. at 11 p.m. to investigate a report of a man who had been shot, possibly in a domestic violence disturbance.

    When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered a man in the lobby of the resort suffering from a critical gunshot wound. He was taken to Temecula Valley Hospital where he later died.

    Investigators said a woman who knew the victim was found in a guest room at the resort with non-life threatening injuries. She was questioned by officials at the casino.

    The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has not yet released the name of the man who died in this incident. He was only described as a man in his 50s, according to officials.

    Homicide detectives are still investigating the man’s death. There are no outstanding suspects, officials confirmed.

    Pechanga Resort officials said they are doing everything possible to assist police with their investigation, and the hotel has accommodated guests whose stay was impacted by the incident.

    Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Riverside Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or the Sheriff’s Southwest Station at (951) 696-3000.
     

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