Police said a 15-year-old boy riding as a passenger in a car in Pasadena was shot and critically injured shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
At 3:03 p.m., the Pasadena Police Department received a call from a Pasadena Fire Department paramedic who said that while on an unrelated call in the 1600 block of North Los Robles Avenue first responders were flagged down by the driver of a car who asked for help for his wounded friend.
The driver told the firefighters and paramedics his friend had been shot.
The paramedics immediately rendered aid. The victim was transported to a local hospital in “very critical” condition.
At 3:06 p.m., police received a call about gunfire in the 500 block of Eldora Road. The caller reported hearing one shot along with screeching tires. Officers responded and found evidence of a shooting.
A preliminary investigation concluded that the teenage boy was shot on Eldora Road and the driver of the car he was in then fled north on Los Robles, encountering the firefighters by chance.
The victim is a Pasadena resident. The driver, a 20-year-old West Covina resident, was not injured, police said.
Pasadena Detectives responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Pasadena Police Department is urging anyone with information about this case to call the Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or you may report information anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.