Teen Shot During ‘Drug Deal’ in Chino; 2 Suspects in Custody, 2 Sought

The 4300 block of Heather Circle in Chino, as pictured in a Google Street View image in January 2018.

The 4300 block of Heather Circle in Chino, as pictured in a Google Street View image in January 2018.

A 17-year-old boy was wounded, two suspects were in custody and two more remained at large following a shooting police said stemmed from a “drug deal” in Chino on Thursday.

The young victim was hospitalized in stable condition following the attack, which was first reported around noon in a residential neighborhood in the 4300 block of Heather Circle, the Chino Police Department said in a written statement.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspects shot the (victim) over a drug deal,” according to the police statement.

Following a search that lasted more than three hours, police announced two suspects had been taken into custody.┬áBut two more “primary suspects” had not been found.

Nearby school were placed on lockdown in the wake of the shooting, but the security measures were lifted by 1 p.m., police said.

No further details were available.

Anyone with information can reach Chino police at 909-334-3000.

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