CANOGA PARK, Calif. – A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot and then run over by a vehicle Wednesday at an Arco gas station in Canoga Park.
The crime occurred about 1 a.m. near Vanowen Street and Independence Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officers learned that the victim and another person were buying items from the store’s outside window when multiple suspects, some who drove up to the station and others who were already at the mini-mart, began arguing with the victim, according to an LAPD spokesperson.
According to police, a male suspect shot the victim and fled, and the wounded teen was run over by a vehicle. KTLA5 reported the victim may have been run over by a friend who was fleeing the location. Police could not confirm that report.
Police said a white vehicle, possibly a BMW, may have been involved. According to Fox 11, detectives later found an Alfa Romeo SUV blocks away with bullet holes in the windshield, which might belong to the victim or the person who was with the victim.