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.
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)