Coachella juvenile shot in head

On August 30 at 10:33 p.m., Coachella Deputies responded to the 49000 block of Avenida De Plata for a report of shots fired. Witnesses reported hearing five to seven gunshots with an unknown suspect vehicle leaving at a high rate of speed.

A sixteen-year-old victim from Coachella was transported to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the head, according to Sergeant William Fiebig.

Deputies located multiple shell casings at the scene. Bullet impacts were located on two vehicles parked in front of neighboring residences on Avenida De Plata. No other victims were located. The suspect, a Hispanic male adult driving a gray-colored sedan, fled from the scene after the shooting.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Thermal Sheriff’s Station Investigations Bureau at 760-863-8990.


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