Caldwell teen seriously injured in drive-by shooting

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 17:50:26-05

A 14-year-old teen was seriously injured after a drive-by shooting in Caldwell early Wednesday morning.

On January 2, 2019, at around 3:40 a.m., the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting with injury that had occurred on the 14000 block of Helen Ln. in Caldwell. A 14-year-old had been struck by a bullet while inside the home. The injuries are reported as serious and the child is still being treated at a local hospital, according to the press release.

Investigators have found that the house was struck multiple times by gunfire. It is believed this incident was targeted and gang-related. Investigators are continuing to attempt to identify possible suspects, said police.

“It is troublesome to see a resurgence in gang activity in our community, especially when innocent children are caught in the middle,” said Sheriff Kieran Donahue. “Those who were involved in this incident, either before or after, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If you know something, you need to come forward.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office at 454-7531 or 454-7480, or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.