Downtown shooting

Published 10:25 pm Thursday, June 3, 2010

Suffolk Police are investigating the shooting of a 16-year-old male in the downtown area Thursday.

Police were notified just before 3 p.m. of shots fired in the area of Wellons and Smith streets after King’s Fork High School students got off a school bus, city spokeswoman Debbie George said. Witnesses reported that four shots were fired.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, suffered an abrasion to his leg. He did not have to be taken to the hospital, George said. Police do not believe the victim was the target of the shooting.

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The school bus had pulled off prior to the shooting, George added.

Police do not have any suspect leads, but are continuing to investigate. Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.