BRAWLEY — A 16-year-old boy attending a party here early Sunday was shot once in the head in an attack police said could be gang-related.
There was no word on the boy's condition this morning other than Brawley police and fire crews reported the boy was alive and was being treated this morning at a San Diego hospital.
The boy's name was not released, and Pioneers Memorial Hospital officials declined to name the San Diego hospital the boy was taken to because of the possibility the shooting was gang-related.
Police did say the youth who was shot was not thought to be a gang member.
The shooting occurred just after midnight Sunday in the 1000 block of B Street.
Brawley police Lt. John Myers said the 16-year-old youth, who had been invited to the party by a family member, was one of up to 30 people at the party.