Teen suffers life-threatening injury in Lincoln Park shooting

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SAN DIEGO -- Police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect or suspects who shot a teenager in the stomach Sunday and fled.

The shooting happened around 3:40 a.m. Sunday at the 47th Street Trolley Station in Lincoln Park. The San Diego Police Department said a 16-year-old boy was shot once in the lower abdomen or hip area. The person or people who shot him took off, and police said there were no witnesses.

The boy was taken to a hospital in an ambulance with serious life-threatening injuries.

“At this point we’re not really having a lot of information from the victim himself, nor were there any witnesses to the actual shooting,” Lt. Christian Sharp with SDPD said. “This is really early in the investigation. Obviously we’ll be talking to some neighbors to see if there’s anyone else that might’ve seen the shooting."

A description of the suspect or suspects was not available.

"What we're gathering so far is that there might be two vehicles involved," Sharp said. "One was a dark sedan and one was a grey Cherokee-style SUV.  Both were seen leaving the area."

The victim's family members told FOX 5 he was awake and talking after undergoing surgery.

Anyone with information related to the shooting was asked to call the San Diego Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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