Sacto 9-1-1
January 26, 2012
Teen seriously injured by rifle gunfire in south Sacramento County

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.

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