A property owner shot a man who entered his vacant house Thursday night, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.

Two executors of an estate on the 400 block of 10th Street in the Noma neighborhood entered the home to prepare it for a sale when they encountered a man inside and shot him in the neck, said SMPD Lt. Joseph Cortez.

SMPD officers responded to the scene at 8:10 p.m. Thursday and transported the man to Ronald Reagan Medical Center in critical condition. Cortez said the man underwent surgery and is now in stable condition.

Details surrounding the shooting are still under investigation, Cortez said.

SMPD described the two executors of the estate as Asian men in their 60s and 70s and the trespasser as a white man in his 30s.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact SMPD detectives at (310) 458-8941.


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