A 16-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to the head in National City and police say his wounds are considered non-survivable. 

National City Police Officers received a call of gunfire shortly after 9 p.m. near the intersection of East 16th Street and Euclid Avenue. Officers located the boy, whose identity remains unreleased out of respect for the family, and was immediately sent to a local trauma center,” Sgt. Vincent Fernando said. 

Sgt. Fernando said the boy is currently on life support. 

“His injuries is considered non-survivable," Fernando said. 

Witnesses saw the three suspects fleeing the scene heading east on East 16th Street after the incident, police later learned. A suspect description is not immediately available, but police seek information from the public to help locate these individuals. 

The investigation is still ongoing. 

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the National City Police Department’s Investigations Division at (619)388-4457. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.


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