Placer authorities investigate shooting involving illegal marijuana sale |

Placer authorities investigate shooting involving illegal marijuana sale

The Union staff

Placer County authorities say they’re searching for a gun used in a shooting after two 15-year-old boys met for an illegal marijuana deal.

The suspect in the shooting has been arrested, and the victim is in stable condition after being treated at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, a news release states.

According to authorities, deputies responded around 8:30 p.m. Monday to reports of a gunshot victim at the hospital. An investigation began, and deputies determined a boy had been shot near Colonial Village and New Airport Road by another juvenile during a marijuana sale. The victim then went to the hospital.

“Conflict occurred between the two juveniles and one juvenile shot the other,” the release states.

The victim was struck in the torso and arm. No marijuana has been recovered, said Angela Musallam, spokeswoman for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, in an email.

Authorities say they found the suspect in north Auburn. They’ve yet to find the firearm used in the shooting, and have asked the public for help in locating it, the release states.

Musallam declined to release details about the weapon.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Placer County Sheriff’s Office at 530-889-7830.

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