16-year-old shooting victim gets in car crash on the way to Valencia hospital


A person who was driving a 16-year-old gunshot victim to a hospital in Valencia crashed on the way there Wednesday night, authorities said.

The victim, who was not identified by police, was expected to survive his injuries, according to Sgt. Mark Perkins with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Valley station.

Authorities received a call at around 8 p.m. Wednesday from someone who said they were driving their 16-year-old friend to the hospital after he was wounded in a shooting at the Village Apartments in Newhall, Perkins said. The 16-year-old sustained a gunshot wound in the abdomen-hip area, he said.

“They were calling us that their friend got shot, and they actually crashed on the way to the hospital,” Perkins said.

The crash happened at the 23800 block of McBean Parkway, just outside Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. It was a single-car crash, Perkins said. There were no fatalities or injuries associated with the crash.


The cause of the crash and the report of the shooting are under investigation, Perkins said. There have been no additional calls of injuries tied to the shooting and no suspect has been identified, Perkins said.

Perkins declined to give further information about the incident, saying the investigation is preliminary and ongoing.