Release Date/Time: 3/11/2013 2:44 PM
Incident: Attempted Murder
Report #: 13030503
Date: Monday, 3/11/2013
Time: 1:09 PM
Location: E. Laurel Dr. at N. Sanborn Rd.
Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the area of E. Laurel Dr. at N. Sanborn Rd. Officers arrived and were able to confirm shots had been fired in the area, possibly vehicle to vehicle but no victims were initially located. A short time later police were notified of a shooting victim who had driven himself to the hospital for treatment of two gunshot wounds.
The investigation revealed the victim (25) and two passengers including a child were in their vehicle driving westbound on E. Laurel Dr in the slow lane, approaching N. Sanborn Rd. when the suspect vehicle a grey truck, possibly a 2000 Dodge, pulled next to the victim vehicle. For unknown reason, the passenger in the suspect vehicle fired several rounds towards the victim striking him twice to the upper body. The other passengers were not injured. The victim was able to drive himself to the nearby hospital for treatment.
The victim was later airlifted to a Bay area hospital for further treatment of his injuries which were described as serious but not life threatening.
The suspect vehicle fled westbound on E. Laurel Dr. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult in his 20's, clean shaven with bushy hair and wearing a white shirt.
A nearby residence was also struck by one bullet but nobody was injured. Based on information gathered by officers this incident is being investigated as a gang related shooting.
The Salinas Police Department is asking anyone who may have information related to this incident to call 758-7321 or to remain anonymous you can call 775-4222.
The investigation is continuing and no further information is available at this time
Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera
Telephone: (831) 758-7348