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|15-Year-Old Recovering After Possible Gang-Related Shooting in San Fernando|
|Written by Alex Garcia, Sun Contributing Writer|
|Thursday, 17 July 2014 01:26|
A 15-year-old boy is in stable condition and expected to fully recover after being shot in San Fernando on Friday, July 11.
“The victim was walking in the vicinity of Orange Grove and Warner when a car with three suspects stopped by and there was some little verbal confrontation between the victim and the attacker pulled out a handgun and hit him in the upper torso,” said Lt. Tony Vairo of the San Fernando Police Department (SFPD). “The victim was able to get to a friend's house on 7th Street and that's when they called the police.”
The shooting was reported around 3:45 p.m.
The victim, whom Lt. Vairo said was not a resident of San Fernando, was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but “he's now in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.”
Vairo said SFPD detectives are still investigating the incident and trying to locate the suspects involved in the shooting.
The attacker is also described as a Latino male riding along with two other men in a dark or black-colored Nissan type of vehicle.
While the investigation is completed, “It all indicates is a gang-related shooting,” Vario said.
The lieutenant noted, however, that there hadn’t been any recent gang-related incidents in San Fernando before or after the shooting.
“This is the first such incident we've seen in quite some time,” he emphasized.