Shooting victim uncooperative

Deputies Saturday evening recovered a bloody t-shirt from an east Palmdale home, which may be connected to the shooting. Authorities said they have little details on the shooting because the teenage victim is not cooperating. Photo by LUIS MEZA.

PALMDALE – A teenager who was shot in Palmdale Saturday evening is not cooperating with the investigation, Palmdale deputies said.

“He said somebody was chasing him and shot him in the leg, that’s all we got,” said Palmdale Station Watch Deputy Dan McPherson. “He’s not being real cooperative.”

The victim’s identity was not disclosed.

Around 6:30 p.m., the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station received a call from Palmdale Regional Medical reporting that a teenage gunshot victim had been admitted and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Photo by LUIS MEZA.

When authorities got to the hospital, the victim refused to cooperate.  According to a Palmdale Station broadcast, the teenager initially claimed he was shot, about two hours prior, at McAdam Park at 30th East and Ave R.

Around 7 p.m., a group of deputies went to a home at 38608 21st Street East in Palmdale to investigate the shooting. A bloody t-shirt was recovered, but deputies got little else from family members at the house.

“We are still investigating,” said McPherson.

No arrests had been made in connection to the incident as of Sunday morning.

UPDATED 7/9/12: A previous version of this story stated that the gunshot victim was 16; however, the gunshot victim is actually 19 years old, according to Palmdale Community Relations Deputy Robbie Royster.

“He did suffer a gunshot wound to his thigh and indicated that the crime occurred at McAdam Park, but evidence and other statements are indicating something else,” Royster said Monday.

Detectives from the sheriff’s Operation Safe Streets Bureau are investigating the incident, but are not releasing many details on the incident, Royster said.

“The reason we don’t want to release what we have right now is because it will hurt the case,” Royster said. “However, we will say that his story is conflicting. It’s not all matching up.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Palmdale Station at 272-2400. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may do so by contacting “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477)

  27 comments for “Shooting victim uncooperative

  1. facebooker
    July 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    This is why most Palmdale cops live in Acton, Lake Elizabeth or Leona Valley and NOT PALMDALE…. Smart guys!

  2. B
    July 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I think the leetle sheet shot himself by “accident” , that’s why he’s “uncooperative…he’s e too mbarasssed to admit it !

  3. Yo Mama
    July 10, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Hood rats uncooperative? This is an outrage! I love Palmpton…

  4. Richard
    July 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    The kid’s a loser, and now another loser is gonna go free because the kid doesn’t have the nerve to stand up to him in court. Oh well…as long as it all happens in east Palmdale.

    • Letlow
      July 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Are you over 30?

      If so, what joy could you possibly find in calling a teenager and gunshot VICTIM a loser? You signify everything that is wrong with our society!

      And just so you know, if we can’t figure out a way to stop it, these types of crimes are coming soon to a neighborhood near you…

      • sacryinshame
        July 9, 2012 at 11:58 pm

        He’s a loser because he will never amount to anything. He won’t tell who shot him so he and his boyz can go shoot that kid, his house and family.Then they can all go to jail so we can support them.

      • Yo Mama
        July 10, 2012 at 5:38 am

        Allow me… He’s a loser because he’s an uncooperative Hood Rat. We now know that Hood Rat is 19. Not 13, not 16, but 19. A “victim” that tells the Sheriff, “What? I got shot? Really? Well, I don’t know who did it,” is a loser Hood Rat. If you wanna play in The Hood, you gonna get shot in The Hood. Also, I’m way over 30, and I don’t live in the hood. My chances of being victimized by a hood rat are better at Wal Mart, or Best Buy in Palmpton!

        • Richard
          July 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

          Finally some clear heads. I don’t feel sorry for this adult loser. I don’t fear this stuff coming to my neighborhood because I live in a nice one. If I had chosen to live in the Hood, I would expect a few stray rounds now and again. If I didn’t like it there, I’d move out….which is what this “victim” could have done….Loser!!!!!!

          • Letlow
            July 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

            Reading that this guy is not 16, but 19, gives your assessment a little more weight. He is an adult and should know better that to stonewall police. I still wouldn’t go as far as calling the guy a loser though.

            You guys are really harsh! The real losers are the ones that shot him. I hope the good detectives can find the culprit(s) and get them off the streets, even without the victim’s help.

        • Adam Chant
          July 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

          It’s likely that this guy was doing something illegal when he was shot and does not want to be linked to that. I wonder if his fingers were all covered in spray paint residue? While shooting a tagger is not a fitting punishment for the crime I wouldn’t put it past a rival tagging crew trying to hold territory.

          • Stinger
            July 10, 2012 at 11:24 am

            While I normally don’t do the ‘blame the victim’ game, I can not deny that the subject’s lack of cooperation casts a definite pall of suspicion regarding his activities.

          • Richard
            July 10, 2012 at 11:46 am

            Just keep it all in the ghetto and everybody will be fine….except for the thugs. Too bad for them. They all should have gone to school instead of bangin’. Worthless shreds of life.

  5. Concered
    July 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    New statement from victim “F$#( dat fooool. I dun’t need no damn 5-0 handlin my busness. I know dat foool dat shot me. I goona blast his ass miself”….. written by victim as well.

  6. ed
    July 8, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Of course he is not going to say who shot him. The kid is 16 years old. Even though he may know who it was, this kid is afraid. The first thing he wants to do is go home. Then the Sheriff send a “Group” to investigate? I count three Uniformed Deputies to question a Victim? Do you think his peers will label him a snitch or hold him in awe for not talking and taking it like a man? Poor police work.

    • really
      July 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      C’mon… The kid was taken via homeboy ambulance to the hospital. I guess when a call of a gunshot victim comes in the cops should send one cop out to investigate? Then when they do their job by going to his home even when he is uncooperative there should only be one cop sent then too. I guess the cops should do it your way and send one cop and when he says nothing happened the cop should say ok and go on about his business. Hopefully they asked his parents what they know and if they dont wanna snitch put the kid in protective custody!

    • Richard
      July 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      I recall being that age, and if somebody shot me I’d be overly cooperative. They could send the entire Sheriff’s Department over if they wanted to. My friends would think that I was doing the right thing. But wait a minute…I was brought up right and hung around quality people. Somehow I think this kid was different. Sounds like a loser to me!!

      • Cee
        July 9, 2012 at 5:41 pm

        Don’t speak on what you don’t understand, you trying to speak on what YOU WOULD do if you had been shot at his age; but in reality you weren’t shot at his age, thus you haven’t lived through what he has. I am sure you grew up in nice neighborhood, nice house, “good” friends, both parents, essentially no care in the world. I do not know the guy but I am sure he relied on the “street code” over the so called “justice” system. Think of this would you rather get shot and keep living or get shot, tell police, go through trial, and forever look over you shoulder to avoid retaliation?

        • really
          July 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm

          Cee, dont speak on what you dont know! Unless youve been shot at 16, been to trial and have had to look over your shoulder that is. Also dont speak about a perfect upbringing unless you had one!!!

    • frank barnes
      July 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Poor police work?? I don’t think so. Good police tactics to have some back-up when axen questions in the hood.

      • Richard
        July 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

        Amen. I wouldn’t blame them if they fired off a few warning shots just prior to their arrival. That means “We’re serious” in hood-rat talk.

  7. FUNNY
    July 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Shoot him again and maybe he will be more cooperative

    • ryenisha jackson
      July 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      he doesnt want to talk because he doesnt want to be shot again for being a rat haha

      • ryenisha jackson
        July 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

        I guess this is the outcome for good standing ppl in this lovely welfare section 8 city of theres they misses compton so much they brought it to the av hahah

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