PALMDALE – Three people were shot Monday afternoon after a fight escalated into a shooting at a Palmdale shopping plaza, authorities said.
The incident was reported just after 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, on the 37000 block of 25th Street East (near Avenue S).
Four people between the ages of 16 and 26 were involved in a physical altercation, and “at one point, one of them pulls out a gun and begins shooting,” said Lt. Ken Wright of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
Two males and a female sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, according to Wright. The alleged gunman, a 26-year-old male, was injured in the fight that preceded the shooting, Wright said.
He fled the scene and was captured less than a half hour later after authorities contained the area.
A second suspect, a 15-year-old male, was also captured within the contained area, Wright said.
“We detained a juvenile who was not the shooter but was somehow connected to the shooter… He has been arrested for outstanding warrants,” Wright said.
Wright said 25th Street East, between Avenue S and Avenue S-12, was shut down until about 6:30 p.m. to allow for the investigation.
The suspects’ names were not immediately released Monday night.
UPDATE: The two suspects were “positively identified through field show ups,” and a firearm was recovered at the scene, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“Palmdale station expresses their sincere gratitude to the citizens who aided in the capture of the suspects. Without the public’s assistance, this incident could have escalated further and/ or the suspects could have fled the area,” the news release states. Read it here.