ANTELOPE VALLEY – A 21-year-old Palmdale man is in critical condition after being shot and left for dead in the desert during an apparent carjacking, which took place around 12:15 p.m. Monday, according to the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
Deputies say the two suspects are possibly driving the victim’s vehicle, which is a 2010 Toyota Camry, 4 door sedan, grey in color, Ca. License 6JPX870.
The carjackers are considered armed and dangerous, and the public is urged to call 911 if they see the vehicle.
The following is the press report from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station:
Deputies from Lancaster and Palmdale Stations responded to the area of 180th Street East and Avenue M in the unincorporated east county area following a call of a possible gunshot victim at the location.
A passerby found the victim, a 21-year-old male from Palmdale, lying in the desert. He was suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for life-threatening wounds. His condition is listed as critical but guarded.
During the course of the subsequent investigation, deputies determined the victim’s vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Camry, 4 door sedan, grey in color, Ca. License 6JPX870, had been stolen during the incident.
Deputies were able to determine that the crime was committed by two males, who are possibly driving the victim’s vehicle. The suspects are considered armed and dangerous and the public is being urged to call 911 if they see the vehicle.
Based on the victim’s condition, further information is limited at this time.
The investigation is continuing.