PALMDALE – A Hispanic female is in critical condition after a shooting in Palmdale Friday afternoon.
The shooting happened around 12:02 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19, in the 37800 block of Melton Avenue, according to Deputy Grace Medrano of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“The victim was transported to a local hospital where she is in critical condition,” Medrano stated. “There is no additional information available at this time.”
Homicide detectives were at the scene, but were not releasing any details. However, neighbors in the area said the victim was a teenager and she was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
UPDATE: THREE SUSPECTS DETAINED IN CAR-TO-CAR SHOOTING
Sheriff’s detectives have confirmed that a teenage girl was shot in a car-to-car shooting and that three suspects are currently being detained. According to a statement issued Friday night from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau:
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a female juvenile that occurred on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at [12:02 p.m.]
Deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff Station responded to the 37800 block of Melton Avenue, Palmdale regarding a “gunshot victim” call for service.
Detectives have learned that in the area of 17th Street East and Avenue R, Palmdale, a car-to-car shooting occurred. An occupant of the suspect’s vehicle shot into the victims’ vehicle striking at least two occupants, one being the female juvenile who was sitting in the front passenger’s seat. The victims continued to drive to the 37800 block of Melton Avenue, Palmdale, where Palmdale Sheriff Station deputies contacted the victims.
The female juvenile was transported to a local hospital in extremely critical condition.
The medical condition of any other victims is unknown at this time.
A vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting was stopped by Palmdale Sheriff Station deputies in the area of Palmdale Boulevard and 10th Street East, in the city of Palmdale, several hours after the shooting.
Three occupants of that vehicle are currently being detained by Palmdale Sheriff Station deputies pending an investigation from Homicide Detectives.
There is no additional information at this time.