Orange County Sheriff's cruiser
MNL.A.com photo by John Schreiber.

A woman was hospitalized and expected to survive Monday after being shot in a Mission Viejo domestic dispute by a man who was taken into custody.

The pair’s exact relationship was not immediately provided by authorities.

The domestic dispute was reported about 7:30 p.m. Sunday in San Clemente and within 10 minutes deputies were notified that a pickup truck matching the description of the vehicle that fled the scene was being driven recklessly in Mission Viejo, according to Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Hylton.

Just before 8 p.m., a shooting was reported behind a business at Marguerite Parkway and La Paz Road in Mission Viejo, he said. The suspect’s pickup matched the description of the earlier vehicle.

Paramedics took the woman to a hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, Hylton said. Her relationship with the suspect was not known.

The suspect abandoned the pickup near the shooting scene and was arrested a short time later, Hylton said.

His name and booking information were not immediately available.

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