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Early morning Mission Valley shooting incident investigated

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 21:22:13-04

The Lake County Sheriff's Office is for the public's help as they investigate an early Thursday morning shooting incident.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says an armed robbery was reported at 4:15 a.m. in the Ninepipes area.

A caller told 911 dispatchers he woke up to find people entering vehicles in his driveway. The reporting party fired a warning shot and Sheriff Bell says one of the three-to-four suspects returned fire.

The reporting party shot again towards the fleeing suspects as they left in an SUV.

It was reported the vehicle was possibly a later model Jeep or other small wheelbase SUV similar to a Jeep, with a “square body design.” No color was distinguishable in the dark.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff's Office at (406) 883-7301 or via email at