Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old man in Lake Elsinore on suspicion of murder after a Temecula woman was gunned down Wednesday afternoon, authorities said today.
Jose Adan Martinez was taken into custody in the 200 block of East Peck Street in Lake Elsinore, said sheriff’s Lt. Terry Hudson.
Deputy Melissa Nieburger said authorities have not determined the motive behind the shooting, but said the suspect did know the victim, who was identified Thursday as 20-year-old Maria Semental.
Officers responding to the call about 1:30 p.m. at the home in the 26000 block of Sonora Circle, found a woman inside her residence suffering a gunshot wound.
Medical personnel were summoned to the home and treated the victim before she was taken to a local area hospital. The woman was pronounced dead, Hudson said.
Members from the Riverside County Sheriff