14-Year-Old Shot in Chest While Walking: Police

By Joe Young
|  Saturday, Sep 24, 2011  |  Updated 1:02 PM PDT
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14-Year-Old Shot in Chest While Walking: Police

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A teen was hospitalized Friday night after being shot in the chest while walking in Escondido, said Escondido police.

The 14-year-old boy was walking northbound in the 600 block of Escondido Blvd when he was struck by the bullet of a small caliber gun at about 9:45 p.m., police said.

Detectives in the case aren’t sure whether the teen was the intended target.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

No other information, including a suspect description, was provided.

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