29 y.o. Man Shot in Surf City Home in Critical Condition; Drugs, Cash and Gun Seized: Update
See the update at the end of this post on the age and condition of the man shot being released by police, who add drugs, cash and a gun were seized from the home.
ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 2, 9:17 A.M.: "Criminal activity" had been taking place in a Huntington Beach home where a man was shot twice in the chest in a home-invasion robbery early today, according to police.
The man, who is in his 20s to 30s, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Huntington Beach Police officials added.
The sound of gunfire around 3:25 a.m. sent cops to the residence in the 8300 block of Lambert Drive, where it was discovered the victim had been shot with a high-powered handgun after two masked men busted into the place, police said.
Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy reportedly told KTLA/Channel 5 news this morning that some kind of "criminal activity" he would not specify had been going on inside the residence before the invasion.
At least two people who had been sleeping in the residence awoke to find the masked strangers, according to Handy, who added it appears at least one resident had been targeted. His investigators were awaiting a search warrant of the place.
Police Lt. Timothy Martin had previously told City News Service it was unknown if anything was taken.
UPDATE, JAN. 2, 5:20 P.M.: The identity of the 29-year-old man shot early today is still being withheld by police, who report he's in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery this afternoon for multiple gunshot wounds.
Detectives seized an undisclosed amount of drugs and cash at the residence and recovered a weapon believed to have been used in the attack, Huntington Beach Police Sgt. James Schoales told City News Service.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 714.375.5066 or leave anonymous tips with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6627.
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