Teens shot, survive Saturday night shooting in San Bernardino

Teens shot, survive Saturday night shooting in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – Two wounded teenagers escaped death from a shooting when residents responded to the barrage of shots just after 7 p.m. on Saturday.

On Monday, police reported that no suspects have been identified in the shooting of an unidentified 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy who suffered non-life threatening injuries. The shooting occurred in the 3100 block of North Mountain Ave. The girl, who suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, and the boy, who was shot in the leg, rolled their bodies into some nearby bushes to escape further injuries.

Police said that neighbors reported hearing between 15 and 20 gunshots, fired rapidly, on city streets that aren’t illuminated by street lights. The teens, described by police as non-gang members, were taken to nearby Loma Linda University Medical Center.

The shooting scene is located in an older area of the city. North Mountain Ave. is located north of Lynwood Ave. and west of Del Rosa Ave. There have been no previous reports of shootings in this area, said police, though there have been other crimes such as burglary, car theft and home invasion. Shell casings from possibly two firearms were found at the scene, described to police as that of coming from .40-caliber handguns.

Two or three assailants were reported to have fled to a car located a short distance away, escaping before the car could be identified. Police did not disclose any motives. There were 46 murders in San Bernardino last year, one less than 2012, which was a record for the city.

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