Shooting of girl, 13, likely gang related

first_imgAuthorities are investigating it as a gang-related shooting, he added. The girl suffered a bullet wound to her leg but was in good condition, although Giambolvo declined to say whether she remained hospitalized Thursday. Investigators said a man, who was also on foot, fired several handgun rounds at another man who ran from the scene, sheriff’s Lt. Christopher Reed said. “Why would someone shoot at somebody? We’re looking at it as gang-related,” Giambolvo said. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (562) 949-2421. PICO RIVERA – A 13-year-old girl wounded in a Valentine’s Day shooting was probably the unintended victim of a gang shooting, sheriff’s investigators said Thursday, but no arrests have been made. The unnamed girl was shot in the leg as she and a friend, who was not injured, were walking home from Smith Park at about 4:10 p.m. Wednesday when the shooting occurred in the 5400 block of Rosemead Boulevard, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. Investigators have few leads in the case and were asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them. “All I know is that she probably was not the intended victim,” said Sgt. Eric Giambolvo of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. “There’s not a whole lot of information. People are afraid to come forward and don’t want to say anything.” Correspondent Brian Day contributed to this story. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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