By Gina Yarbrough
National City, CA–National City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance for information on the identity of three suspects accused of shooting a 16-year-old boy in the head Wednesday night in National City, authorities said.
Officers responded at around 9 p.m. to the intersection of East 16th Street and Euclid Avenue to investigate a report of a person who had been shot. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 16-year-old male victim on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.
Officers gave emergency first aid to the victim until medics arrived at the scene. The victim was transported to a local trauma center where he is currently on life support. His injury is considered non-survivable. The victim’s name has not been released, officials said in a news release.
Witnesses describe three unknown suspects running away from the scene after the shooting. The suspects ran eastbound on East 16th Street.
Anyone who may have information related to this investigation is encouraged to call the National City Investigations Division at (619) 336-4457. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.