Teen Shot to Death in San Bernardino While Walking Home; Search for Shooter Underway

A San Bernardino Police Department patrol vehicle is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

A San Bernardino Police Department patrol vehicle is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

A teen was fatally shot while walking home in San Bernardino Sunday night, spurring a search for his killer, police said.

Officers responded to the 700 block of West Virginia Street around 10:10 p.m. after receiving a report of a shooting, according to a San Bernardino Police Department news release.

When they arrived, officers found the victim — identified as 17-year-old Joseph Rodriguez — with multiple gunshot wounds, the release stated.

He was rushed to a hospital where he later died from his injuries, according to police.

Investigators believe Rodriguez was headed to his residence when he was confronted by an individual and then shot.

A motive for the fatal shooting was not yet known; police have also not released a description of the shooter.

No additional details have been released.

Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call San Bernardino police Detective Marco Granado at 909-384-5628 or Sgt. Emil Kokesh at 909-384-5613.