Sacto 9-1-1
May 2, 2013
Sketch released of suspect in North Highlands shooting

shooting suspect 13-86607.jpgThe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has released a composite sketch of a man believed responsible for shooting a 10-year-old boy two weeks ago in North Highlands.

The suspect is described as Latino, 20 to 30 years old, and may have a scar on the side of his forehead.

At 11:15 p.m. April 20, the 10-year-old was standing with friends in front of a residence in the 6300 block of Whitecliff Way. A black vehicle with several occupants drove up to the boy, and one of the occupants said something to the juveniles standing outside the residence, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

The suspect, a passenger in the vehicle, then produced a handgun and began firing, striking the boy multiple times.

The boy was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive his injuries, sheriff's officials said.

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the person depicted in the sketch or pertaining to the shooting incident is asked to call the sheriff's detective bureau at (916) 874-5070. Tip information also may be left anonymously at, by texting 274637 and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-8477.

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