Sacto 9-1-1
April 24, 2013
Ten-year-old shot in N. Highlands drive-by doing better

A ten-year-old boy caught in a hail of bullets from a drive-by shooting in North Highlands Saturday night is doing better at UC Davis Medical Center.

The boy, who has not been identified by authorities, was listed in fair condition on Wednesday, according to hospital officials. His assailants have not been found.

Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home where a child's birthday party was occuring in the 6300 block of Whitecliff Way about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The boy and a teen were standing at the front of the house when a vehicle pulled up outside the residence.

The 10-year-old boy was sprayed with bullets from the vehicle, suffering several wounds. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The only description of the suspect vehicle that sped from the scene is that it was a black car, according to a sheriff's department spokesman. There is no description of the shooter.

Most of the children and adults were in the house or the backyard at the time of the shooting, according to the department spokesman.

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