LANCASTER – A 22-year-old man and a 24-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries early Saturday morning, after both were shot multiple times outside a Lancaster nightclub, authorities said.
Gang detectives responded to help investigate the shooting, which occurred around 1:37 a.m. outside a nightclub in the 1200 block of West Avenue I, according to Lancaster Community Relations Deputy Miguel Ruiz.
“Deputies responded to 10th Street West and Avenue I regarding a call about a gunshot victim. A short time later, deputies received a call from the Antelope Valley Hospital about another gunshot victim in their Emergency Room,” Ruiz stated.
“The investigation determined that both victims were injured from the same shooting… The victims received several non-life-threatening gunshot wounds,” Ruiz continued.
Responding deputies found at least a dozen shell casings in the nightclub’s parking lot, Sheriff’s officials said.
Witnesses at the scene said a gunshot victim ran to 10th Street West before collapsing in a Taco Bell drive-thru.
The second gunshot victim was transported by friends to Antelope Valley Hospital, witnesses at the scene said.
Both victims are Lancaster residents. Detectives are still looking for the gunman, and there is no suspect information at this time, Ruiz stated.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.