WOODLAND HILLS—A man was shot and beaten when an intruder entered his Woodland Hills home, on Sunday, June 28, at around 10 p.m. He was hospitalized and is currently in critical condition.
According to officials from the Los Angeles Police Department, the intruder arrived at the victim’s home on the 23000 block of Clarendon Street. The victim was pistol-whipped and shot at least twice in the abdomen. The victim was able to run to a neighbor for help, who called 911 at approximately 10:30 p.m.
The victim was severely beaten, and unable to provide the police with any information regarding his attacker. Although the crime wasn’t a homicide, Topanga Community Police homicide detectives, who cover the Woodland Hills area, are investigating the home invasion. At the time of printing, no suspect has been taken into custody.
The victim lived alone, and when police arrived at the scene, it was not immediately apparent if anything was stolen. Authorities discovered a collection of sports memorabilia inside the home, which may be a possible motive for the attack. Investigators do not appear to have many leads at the moment. A motive for the attack has not yet been establish, but according to one LAPD official, he may have been targeted or it may have been random.