Arroyo Grande teen shot in Paso Robles, police say

tstrickland@thetribunenews.comNovember 1, 2013 

UPDATE 4:25 p.m.: The Arroyo Grande teen who was shot in Paso Robles early Friday doesn’t have life-threatening injuries, Lt. Ty Lewis of the Paso Robles Police Department said Friday afternoon.

Police said they checked on the condition of the 18-year-old several times Friday and that he isn't in critical condition. The victim, whose name wasn't disclosed, is being treated at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo for gunshots to the arm and abdomen.

Details about the incident are still scarce, but Lewis said the victim was found on the sidewalk at 36th and Spring streets just after 1:20 a.m. Friday.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, authorities still didn't have leads on the possible suspect or suspects, motive or whether the shooting was gang-related, Lewis said, but the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 549-7867 or submit a tip at the website www.slotips.org.

Original story: An 18-year-old Arroyo Grande man was shot in the arm and abdomen early Friday morning in Paso Robles, according to a news release from the Paso Robles Police Department.

Just after 1:20 a.m., police responded to a report of shots fired at 36th and Spring streets.

“Callers reported hearing what they believed to be several gunshots in the area and then seeing two males running northbound on Spring Street, yelling for people to call 911,” according to the news release.

The victim, whose name wasn't disclosed, was treated at the scene by emergency personnel and taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, where police say he was last listed in stable condition.

As of Friday morning, authorities didn't have information on any possible suspect or suspects and were looking into whether the incident was gang-related, police said.

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