REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Redondo Beach police announced Friday that a boy was arrested for allegedly shooting person in a foot at the South Bay Galleria mall in March.
The shooting occurred around 2:20 p.m. March 11 at the mall in the 1800 block of Hawthorne Boulevard, according to Lt. Brian Long with the Redondo Beach Police Department. Responding officers discovered a victim with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his foot.
The suspect was described only as a young male who fled the scene on foot then got into a dark-colored vehicle and drove away.
On Thursday, investigators served warrants in the city of Torrance and arrested a suspect, described only as a juvenile, into custody in connection with the shooting, police said. Officers also recovered an “illegally possessed firearm.”
The boy was arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, involving the use of a firearm, and illegal possession of a loaded firearm, police said.
Anyone with additional information was asked to contact Redondo Beach Police Detective R. Nimmons at 310-379-2477, ext. 2714, or via text at 310-339- 2362. Tipsters can also email [email protected].