Teenage Boy Shot in the Head in Pittsburg

PITTSBURG — A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition today after being shot in the head in Pittsburg on Tuesday night.

Officials say the boy was in the garage of a home in the 300 block of Schooner Way around 9 p.m. Tuesday when a suspect shot him through an open side door facing the street.

The residents inside the home where the shooting occurred appear to have been the intended targets, police said.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

According to police, the suspect fled the scene and was not located by responding officers.

Investigators are following leads and speaking with witnesses in the area but the suspect has not yet been found or identified.

Police say the shooting victim is known to associate with a local gang and has had prior contact with the Police Department.

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