A retired California sheriff's deputy was shot twice on Thursday morning, according to Fox News. The shooting apparently occurred after the retired sheriff's deputy heard a knock on his front door and went to see who was there.
This former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy was in his 70s, and was living at his home when the shooting occurred. Reports claim that in the middle of the night, the man heard a knock at his door. Naturally, desiring to figure out who was knocking at his door, he walked across his house and went to the door.
Then he saw the shooter through the screen door. The shooter asked for the home owner's name. According to Fox LA, the shooter caused confusion in the deputy by asking him his name. He didn't know quite what to make of the situation.
At this moment, the deputy's normally quiet neighborhood became the scene of a crime. Suddenly, the man at the door pulled out his gun and shot the former sheriff's deputy, firing a total of three times, successfully penetrating the wrist and chest.
Once the three shots were fired, the shooter quickly fled the scene. The deputy was taken to the hospital and is in unknown conditions at this time.
Fox LA reports that the shooting was reported around 12:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Avenue G.
In related news, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake jolted California on Thursday morning.