Highland, CA: A 12 year old boy killed and a 14 year old boy injured in shooting.
Authorities say a 12 year old boy was killed and a 14 year old boy was injured in a shooting that occurred on the 2100 block of North Orange Street near East Love Lane in Highland, California at around 10:00pm PT on Sunday, March 13th, 2016.
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The 2 victims ran nearly half a block to a Circle K Gas Station located at the intersection of East Highland Avenue and North Orange Street in Highland, California to seek help after being shot.
According to the San Bernardino Police Department, 12 year old Jason Spears collapsed outside the Circle K Gas Station while his cousin, 14 year old Terrance Spears, ran inside to get help.
The 2 victims were transported to St. Bernadine’s Medical Center in San Bernardino, California where Jason Spears was pronounced dead well Terrance Spears was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The San Bernardino Police Department are investigating whether the shooting was gang related.
“We have had some problems in this area with some local street gang activity. Whether that played a factor in this, I don’t know,” said San Bernardino Police Department Lieutenant Rich Lawhead.
Neighbors are angry following the shooting because of the number of shootings that have been happening making their streets unsafe to walk around.
Authorities were searching for the shooter or shooters, but a description of the suspect or suspects was not immediately available.
Witnesses have told San Bernardino Police Department that a full size black SUV fled the area just after the gunshots.
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Neighbors held a candlelight vigil for the boys at their home on Monday, March 14th, 2016.
The shooting is investigation is ongoing and authorities are reviewing surveillance video as well as policing cameras in the area for clues in this shooting case.
Anybody with information was asked to please contact the San Bernardino Police Department at either: 1 (909) 384-5747 or 1 (909) 384-5615.