South Sacramento Teen in Critical Condition after Shooting

SACRAMENTO — A teenager is in critical condition following a shooting Wednesday evening, July 13, in South Sacramento County.

Sacramento County Sheriff Department deputies found a 16-year-old boy with gunshot wounds to his upper torso after receiving a call at approximately 4:20 p.m. The caller reported hearing gunshots on the 7200 block of Lindale Drive off Florin Road and that a person was lying on the ground.

Deputies performed life-saving measures on the teen before he transferred to a nearby hospital.

Witnesses said an African-American male walked up to the victim and began shooting before fleeing and jumping into the back seat of a dark sedan and heading south on Lindale. No further details are known.

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department is asking that anyone with information pertaining to this shooting to call the department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357.  Information can also be left anonymously on or by calling (916) 874-8477.

Earlier this same day in an unrelated incident in South Sacramento, Sacramento Police were unable to find a possibly armed man thought to be hiding in a residence after receiving a call at approximately 11:45 a.m.

At about 3:00 p.m., SWAT officers surrounded a house on 67th Avenue and Milford Street near Florin Road and 21st Street, and used a loud device aimed at distracting the man they thought was inside the residence.


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