Gunfire Erupts At Party In Foreclosed Home

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Partygoers who invaded a foreclosed home in the Mojave Desert turned away a party crasher with gunfire.

The wounded man, whose name is being withheld, drove to another
Victorville location and paramedics were called. Sheriff's Sgt. Kurt Lackman says the man is hospitalized and the wound isn't life-threatening.

Investigators say more than 50 people, some of them gang members, had gathered at the vacant, foreclosed home Saturday night.

The sergeant says the uninvited man was first turned away, then there was gunfire. There are no arrests.

Lackman says the shooting highlights problems with foreclosed homes. He says trespassing and vandalism calls have now escalated into gunfire by people using the homes as hangouts.

Information from: Daily Press,

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