Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies confirmed that reports of a shooting in Newhall around 7:30 p.m. Friday involved a BB gun, not a real firearm, according to fire and sheriff’s officials.
Deputy Robert Jensen of the SCV Sheriff’s Station confirmed deputies responded to the intersection of Arch and Third streets after a report of a minor who was shot in the head.
The initial reports indicated the incident was being treated as an actual shooting.
However, Sgt. Robert Garcia confirmed around 9:30 p.m. the incident is believed to have involved a BB gun, and the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident was still under investigation by station officials as of 9:30 p.m. and no information about the possible suspect was available as of this story’s publication.
Jensen said deputies are looking for the suspect’s vehicle but investigators are not releasing any information about the investigation at this time.