A 17-year-old from Fall River sustained non-life threatening injuries after being shot early this morning in New Bedford.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the victim reported that he was walking near Bolton and Katherine Streets around 1:30 a.m. when another male approached and shot him once above the right knee.

The victim flagged down a passing car that took him to Saint Luke's Hospital.

Police say they later learned the victim was a reported runaway from D.C.F. custody and had several outstanding warrants.

The suspect is described as being 5'11 tall, wearing a black ski-mask and black Champion sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call New Bedford Police.