LANCASTER – A 21-year-old man was shot in east Lancaster late Saturday night by three assailants who tried to rob the man, authorities said.
Deputies responded to the call around 10:30 p.m. near 15th street east and Lancaster Boulevard, according to Lancaster Station Watch Sergeant Lane.
“Apparently the victim was talking on his phone walking south on 15th street east when he saw a vehicle drive past him and do a U-turn,” Lane said. “The vehicle stops, they get out of the car and demand his property, and then one of the suspects points a gun at him… he appears to have been shot in the abdomen.”
It was unclear whether the suspects were able to obtain any property from the man, Lane said.
The victim told investigators there were three suspects.
“There were two male blacks and a female black who was the driver,” Lane said. “We don’t have an age range on them.”
Lane said one of the assailants was described as wearing a white shirt and blue jean shorts, while the second assailant was wearing a blue shirt, and the female was wearing a white shirt.
The assailants fled westbound on Avenue J in a Silver Honda Civic, according to a Lancaster Station broadcast.
The 21-year-old victim was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital where his condition is unknown, Lane said.
The investigating is still ongoing. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Lancaster Station detectives at 661-948-8466. Information can be provided anonymously by contacting “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters “TIPLA” plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website at lacrimestoppers.org.
** Much of this information is still preliminary. We will have more information on this incident as it becomes available.**