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

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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.

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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. But 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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