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2 Riverside County deputies shot in Lake Elsinore and 1 is in critical condition, suspect is in custody

LAKE ELSINORE: Shooting investigation in the 18500 block of Hilldale Lane. Please avoid the area at this time.



Authorities say that a Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot in Lake Elsinore on Friday afternoon was taken to a nearby hospital.

The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. in a neighborhood on the 18500 block of Hilldale Lane.

The suspect in the shooting has been caught, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Twitter. The deputy’s condition was not immediately available.

Lake Elsinore can be found around 110 kilometers (about 70 miles) to the southeast of Los Angeles.

Two weeks ago, another Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy, Isaiah Cordero, was shot and killed in Jurupa Valley during a traffic stop. Later, the gunman died after being chased by police and getting into a shootout with them.

Please avoid the area.

Any further information will be provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s department when they are ready.