PALMDALE, Calif. – A Palmdale woman was shot in the face by a man who kidnapped her daughter but was quickly arrested, authorities said Monday.
The shooting was reported at 10:27 p.m. Sunday near 11th Street East and Avenue R, said Lt. Thomas Kim of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
The man entered the woman’s residence and shot her in the face before taking the child and leaving, Kim said. The woman did not know her assailant.
Sheriff’s deputies quickly began searching for the suspect and located him nearby, the lieutenant said. They arrested him and recovered the child.
The child’s exact age was not available but Kim estimated she was about 10 years old.
The woman was taken by paramedics to a hospital where she had stable vital signs, he said.