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Shooting leaves teen injured

Shooting leaves teen injured


POSTED August 26, 2014 3:54 p.m.

A 14-year-old was injured in what the Turlock Police Department is describing as a drive-by shooting.

The shooter remains at large, though one arrest has been made in the case, according to the police department.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday the police department received a report of shots fired in the 600 block of Park Street.

Witnesses told the responding officers that an older red boxy Jeep Cherokee and a white Mazda drove down the street and fired shots into the air.

Neither vehicle was located in the surrounding area, but a few minutes after the initial report the police department was contacted by staff at Emanuel Medical Center who reported a teenage gunshot victim had been admitted at the hospital.

The 14-year-old had sustained a gunshot wound to the thigh. The wound was not considered life-threatening, according to the police department.

Police found the individual who drove the 14-year-old to the hospital and identified him as Louie Moreno, 18. Moreno was the driver of the white Mazda, which turned out to be a stolen vehicle, according to the police department. Moreno was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property.

The shooter in the Jeep Cherokee has not been apprehended.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department at 668-5550.

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