Teenager shot in drive-by shooting in Salinas

A 15-year-old boy was left in critical condition after a drive-by shooting that occurred Friday afternoon in Salinas, according to police.

At 12:51 p.m., officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert, reporting several shots fired in the 700 block of Mae Avenue, police said.

Officers learned the teen victim was near Mae Avenue and C Street when a black vehicle drove by and someone from inside the car fired several shots at him.

The boy was struck in the back of head. He was taken to a hospital with critical injuries.

Police did not say whether an arrest was made.