PALMDALE – A 17-year-old boy was shot in the upper torso and a 20-year-old man sustained blunt force head trauma after a group fight escalated into gunfire at a large Palmdale house party early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Both were transported to local area hospitals with what appeared to be “non-life threatening injuries,” according to a press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
Palmdale Sheriff’s Station received a call early Sunday morning [Feb. 2] of a large party, several fighting and shots being fired in the 3500 block of Avocado Lane, Palmdale. Multiple callers indicated that they heard gunshots.
When deputies arrived they found one person, male age 17, had sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. A second person, male age 20, sustained blunt force head trauma. Both were transported to local area hospitals where they are being treated for, what appears to be, non-life threatening injuries.
A handgun was recovered at the scene, but it has not yet been determined if it was the weapon involved in the assault. It appears that a physical altercation which started at the party eventually escalated into gunfire.
The incident appears to be gang related. A potential outstanding suspect is described only as a male black in his 20s, braided hair, wearing a blue sweatshirt and a beanie.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272-2400.