ELK GROVE -- Elk Grove Police are hoping the public can identify three teenagers caught on surveillance camera who they believe were involved in a shooting that sent two teens from Monterey Trail High School to the hospital.
The shooting happened on Friday, September 30 at around 3:41 p.m. at Fales Park on Auberry Drive in Elk Grove. Police say a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds, and have since not been able to identify the suspects.
"Obviously they've presented a clear and present danger to kids in the park, to residents, possibly to law enforcement. So it's important that we identify them," Elk Grove police officer Chris Trim said.
Trim said the main suspect, who they believe pulled the trigger, is described as an black male with a dark complexion, approximately 19 years old, 5'7" tall with a thin build and "bushy, uncombed hair." He was wearing a white t-shirt, black pants, and black and white athletic shoes.
The second suspect is described as an black male with a light complexion, approximately 19 years old, 5'10", with a thin build and medium length dreadlocks with blonde-died tips. He was wearing a black short sleeved shirt, blue jeans and black athletic shoes.
The third suspect is described as a white male, approximately 19 years old, 5'9" tall, with a thin build and dirty blond hair worn in a "man bun." He was wearing a blue, red and white t-shirt, black pants and white athletic shoes.
"Not many people have that particular hair style. And if there are, great, but there's probably just one or two people that have that. So if there's someone in your neighborhood or in your school who wears a man bun, hopefully that information comes into us," Trim said.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 (agency identification number) and the message.