The 16-year-old boy shot Wednesday in south Sacramento remained in critical condition Thursday, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies found the teen on the ground in the 7200 block of Lindale Drive near Florin Road at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. He had been shot multiple times while standing outside his home, said department spokesman Tony Turnbull.
Witnesses said a male walked up to the teen, shot him and then got into the rear seat of a dark-colored sedan, which headed south on Lindale Drive.
Turnbull said authorities are searching for a suspect. Detectives believe the teen was targeted, though no motive has been established, officials said.
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The Wednesday shooting appears to be an isolated incident, according to Turnbull. There have been two separate shootings in south Sacramento since June.
The shooting on Wednesday came more than a month after 19-year-old Deston Garrett was fatally shot in his south Sacramento home June 9. Fredrick Marshall, said to be a friend of Garrett’s family, was arrested June 23 in connection with the shooting.
“We don’t have any indication of any connection to other incidents in this case, but investigators always look to see if there’s any connection to other cases,” Turnbull said. “That’s just the normal course.”
Anyone with information on the shooting can call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357. Tip information may also be left anonymously on the Sheriff’s Department’s website, www.sacsheriff.com or by calling 916-874-8477.