By Gina Yarbrough
Escondido, CA–A 17-year-old male, two 15-year-old males, and a 15-year-old female were arrested Thursday in connection with the murder of another teen in a flood channel in Escondido, authorities said.
According to the Escondido Police Department, all four juveniles are Escondido residents. The murder was gang-related, but the victim had no affiliation with any gangs.
On December 11, at around 5:45 p.m., numerous 911 calls were received by the Escondido Police Dispatch Center reporting gunshots heard in the area of the flood control channel at Hickory Street.
When officers arrived at the location, they found a 16-year-old victim in the flood control channel. The victim was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead around 6:45 p.m.
The incident is currently under investigation.