17-year-old shot in Hanford; police looking for information

February 07 2021 03:30 pm

HANFORD, California – A 17-year-old was shot in Hanford, the Hanford Police Department said Wednesday.

On Tuesday around 2:45 p.m., officers responded to Adventist Medical Center for a report of a gunshot victim in the emergency room.

Upon arrival, officers contacted a boy who was being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Police say he gave a vague description of what had occurred and did not cooperate with law enforcement to try and identify the suspects.

The juvenile’s 18-year-old cousin, who helped bring him to the hospital, was also uncooperative, and the only information given was that the shooting occurred in Hanford, police said.

Officers and detectives checked some of the areas the juvenile described as being the location of the shooting but were unable to locate any evidence of a shooting.

Police say both the juvenile and his cousin are known gang members, and the shooting is believed to be gang-related.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hanford Police Department at (559) 585-2535.

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