SPRING VALLEY BOY, 8, SHOT IN HIS BED BY INTRUDER

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March 27, 2009 (Spring Valley)--An eight-year-old boy was shot in the foot while sleeping in his bed at 4:34 this morning. Suspects knocked on the door at Villas at Casa De Oro Apartments (3860 Helix Street, Spring Valley)., then began firing into the apartment using a rifle and a handgun, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department. The boy was transported to Grossmont Hospital for treatment. His injury is not life-threatening. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, however no description is available from law enforcement authorities. Detectives from the Lemon Grove Station are investigating the crime as an attempted homicide. If you have any information on this crime, please call (619)337-2000.