Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the shooting of a teenager in an apartment complex in Newhall on Wednesday night.
The suspect remained at large as of the publication of this story.
A teenage boy, approximately 15 or 16 years old, was transported via a civilian vehicle to the emergency room at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital after being shot at the Village Apartments in Newhall, on the 23700 block of Valle Del Oro, according to Sgt. Bill Edson with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“We received a 9-1-1 call from a driver stating that his passenger had been shot and taken up to Henry Mayo hospital,” said Edson. “While on the phone and en route to the hospital, the driver did crash the vehicle but it’s unrelated to the shooting.”
The vehicle was involved in a traffic collision en route to the hospital, near the intersection of McBean Parkway and Orchard Village Road, which is just outside of Henry Mayo, according to Michael Pittman, supervising fire despatcher for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Edson.
The original call went out just before 7:30 p.m.
The suspect was described as a Black male, approximately 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds, who fired approximately three rounds from a revolver. According to radio traffic, the teen was struck in the ribs and the suspect had fled the scene on foot.
According to Edson, the victim had one gunshot wound and he said although the victim was a juvenile, meaning information regarding his condition is limited, he was not in critical condition.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as additional information becomes available. Additional details are expected to follow as they are able to be confirmed by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.