Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputies say a man was shot in the back of the head in the south area today.

Sgt. Lisa Bowman says it happened a little before noon.  The 16-year-old victim was found along Par Parkway near Gerber Road and Stockton Boulevard. with non-life threatening injuries.

Sacramento County Sheriff's officials say the victim and a witness walked up to the car and appeared to know some of the young men inside.

Several men got out of the car chased the victim and witness -- firing off several rounds. One hit the victim in the back of the head. Sheriff's investigators are still gathering information on the victim.

Bowman says they're looking into the possibility of gang ties. It seems the suspect and victim were known to each other in some way.