PALMDALE – A 22-year-old man was killed and a 16-year-old boy injured in a shooting in Palmdale Thursday afternoon.
The shooting was reported around 12:04 a.m. Thursday, July 8, on the 4800 block of Adobe Drive, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“At this time the information is that a male adult, unknown, wearing a COVID mask walked up to the driveway as the victims were hanging out in the garage of the residence and open fired,” the news release states.
The man sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso and the teen suffered a gunshot wound to the hand. Both victims were taken to a hospital by paramedics.
The man died from his wounds at the hospital, while the teen was treated and released. The man’s name was not released pending next of kin notification.
The shooter fled the scene on foot immediately after the attack, sheriff’s officials said. A possible motive for the shooting was not provided.
Anyone with information on this shooting is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story was updated to add new details from the sheriff’s department.