GOOD HOPE: Few details released about shooting investigation

William Hayes contributed to this report.

A sheriff's deputy races to the scene of the shooting after CHP officers found the victim inside his vehicle. William Hayes photo

A sheriff’s deputy races to the scene of the shooting after CHP officers found the victim inside his vehicle. William Hayes photo

GOOD HOPE – Very few details have been released and little information is known after a man was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside a vehicle in the unincorporated community of Good Hope Tuesday, Sept. 27. The victim and a vehicle that was shot was found in the area of Louise Street just west of Marie Street.

Good Hope is located west of Perris, just outside the city limits.

At about 2:15 a.m., officers with the California Highway Patrol located a white GMC SUV with an unidentified male who had been shot.

The white SUV was found on the north side of Louise St, with at least one bullet hole in the driver’s side of the front windshield. It was not immediately released if the vehicle was already parked or came to rest where it was discovered.

Deputies on scene attempt to provide first aid to the victim until firefighters arrived. William Hayes photo

Deputies on scene provide first aid to the shooting victim until firefighters and paramedics arrived. William Hayes photo

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Lake Elsinore Station responded to the scene to assist CHP Officers in the shooting investigation.

When deputies arrived at the location, they located an adult male inside the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound.

Paramedics evaluated and treated the victim at the scene before they transported him to a local hospital to be treated for his wounds.

The victim has not been identified and his condition is unknown at this time.

After the victim was transported to a hospital, deputies thoroughly searched his vehicle for evidence related to the shooting. While searching the SUV, deputies located and recovered a loaded shotgun from inside or near the SUV.

A loaded shotgun was found inside the victim's vehicle. William Hayes photo

A loaded shotgun was found inside or near the victim’s vehicle. William Hayes photo

“Investigators responded to the scene and assumed the investigation,” according to Riverside Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Deputy Armando Munoz.

“This is an active and ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time,” Munoz said.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact officials at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at (951) 245-3300. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.

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