PALMDALE – A teen found in a Palmdale roadway with a gunshot wound Sunday night was pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said.
“It looks like it was a body dump,” said Deputy Andrea Lefebvre of the sheriff’s Palmdale station said. “It appears he was pushed out of a vehicle.”
The victim was discovered around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the 2300 block of Old Harold Road in Palmdale, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“Witnesses saw the victim lying in the roadway of the southbound lanes at the location. The witnesses stopped and called for aid,” the news release states.
“The victim was unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead,” the news release states.
The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
There is no suspect information at this time, sheriff’s officials said.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Jaquarius Nyshawn Quinn of Palmdale, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Editor’s note: Story revised to reflect the victim’s age.