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Police: Teen’s Shooting Believed Not To Be Gang Related

PALM SPRINGS- Palm Springs police searched Friday for a gunman who shot a 16-year-old boy several times, inflicting wounds that the victim is expected to survive.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting at a shopping center at 1751 N. Sunrise Way about 6:15 p.m. Thursday and arrived to find the teenage boy suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a Palm Springs Police Department statement.

“For reasons unknown, the victim and the suspect met each other in the alleyway adjacent to the Laundry Land laundromat, and the suspect shot the victim several times with a handgun,” Palm Springs police Sgt. Mitch Spike said.

The shooting is not believed to be gang-related, he said.

The victim was taken to the Desert Regional Medical Center with three gunshot wounds, Spike said, adding that he was expected to survive.

Officers conducted a search for the gunman following the shooting, but he was not immediately found.

KESQ News Team

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