Teen shot in leg in confrontation with boy in Stockton area

Posted at 3:11 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-15 16:10:06-04

SAN DIEGO - A 17-year-old boy who was shot in the leg Thursday during a confrontation in a Stockton-area neighborhood.

The unidentified shooter, who appeared to be about 16, opened fire in the 400 block of 32nd Street shortly before noon, according to San Diego police. He fled to the south in black four-door car, possibly a Ford Focus or Honda Accord, Sgt. Ray Battrick said.

Medics took the victim to a hospital for treatment of what they called a non-life-threatening wound, the sergeant said.

The assailant was described as a roughly 5-foot-6-inch youth with "spiky" black hair. He was wearing black pants and a black hooded jacket.

It was unclear what led to the gunfire.