A 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was shot in the Florin area Tuesday evening.
His injuries initially were life-threatening, but he is now expected to survive, said Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos.
The shooting occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 8600 block of Crystal River Way, according to a Sheriff's Department report.
Two suspects drove up to the victim and exited the car. One of the suspects shot the victim with a rifle before the two suspects got back into the car and fled, the report states.
No suspects have been identified in the case. The gunman was described as a 5-foot-2 male, weighing 110 pounds and between the ages of 17 and 25, according to the sheriff's report. The second assailant was described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 17 and 25, 5-foot-2 and 100 pounds.
Ramos said the victim was not a validated gang member but that authorities suspect the shooting was gang-related.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP.