By Trevor Morgan and Rylee Holwager
A man was taken to an area hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the buttocks at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday night, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.
According to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station, and Michael Pittman, supervising fire dispatcher with the Fire Department, at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday a man approximately 30 years old was reported to be shot in the buttocks at Plane Tree Lane and Valle Del Oro.
“Deputies arrived and learned while the victim was walking home he was engaged in a verbal argument with two male Blacks,” wrote Arriaga in an email to The Signal, “during which one of the suspects produced a firearm and shot one round at the victim, striking him in the buttocks.”
The suspects fled before deputies arrived on the scene, according to Arriaga.
According to a witness at the scene, a suspect in connection with the shooting was wearing black clothing with a black beanie. According to Arriaga, the suspects were last seen running westbound on Plane Tree Lane and then out of view.
The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he is expected to survive his sustained injuries.
“Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate the suspects, however did locate an expended shell casing,” wrote Arriaga.
The investigation remains ongoing at the time of this publication.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at 661-260-4000 or anonymous tips can be submitted to LA Crime Stoppers at www.LACrimeStoppers.org.