What some described on social media as a shooting scare at a Victorville Walmart turned out to be two teens firing a gun in the desert, leaving both with injuries, the Victorville Police Department said.
On Monday at 7:40 a.m., the sheriff received a call about a gunshot wound victim running into a Walmart in the 11800 block of Amargosa Road.
Deputies quickly determined what had happened and that there was no active shooter upon arriving at the Walmart.
A 13-year-old and 14-year-old were in the desert area near the Walmart with a gun.
The 13-year-old fired the gun and it went through his hand and struck the 14-year-old in the lower body, police said.
The boys were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies found the gun at the scene.
Anyone with information on the incident is asking to call police at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463).