PICO RIVERA – A 17-year-old Pico Rivera boy was shot in the shoulder after a passenger in a sport utility vehicle fired several times at a group of teens Tuesday.
The shooting broke out at 12:55 p.m. on Washington and Passons boulevards. Sheriff’s gang deputies believe the suspects are gang members.
Sgt. Mark Bailey said the shooter shouted the name of a Pico Rivera gang before firing at two boys and two girls who were at a bus stop.
But he said the victims aren’t gang members.
Before the shooting, Bailey said a green Pathfinder stopped by the teens and the driver asked where they were from. The four denied being in a gang.
It appeared the man left and returned a short time later with a passenger, investigators said.
The passenger pointed a gun at the group, yelled out a gang’s name and shot three times.
The injured teen ended up with a bullet lodged in his shoulder, however the wound did not appear life-threatening, Lt. Robert Smith said.
The shooter was described as a Latino in his 20s with black hair that was slicked back. He wore a black shirt.
The driver was also described as a Latino man in his 20s who was wearing a gray shirt, officials said.
– Staff report