Attempted Murder - Shooting

Release Date/Time: 3/21/2015 1:00 AM

Incident: Attempted Murder - Shooting

Report #: 15-031069

Date: Friday, 3/20/2015

Time: 10:16 PM

Location: Del Monte Ave. & Elkington Ave.

An eighteen year old male was walking to a friend's house when he noticed an occupied vehicle parked on Elkington Ave. near Del Monte Ave. The occupants approached him and asked if he was involved in gangs.  The victim denied gang membership, however, was not successful in convincing the two individuals.  One of them pulled out a handgun and fired at him from a few short feet away.  The round struck the victim in the chin, and he managed to flee while avoiding being struck by the additional rounds fired in his direction.  He arrived at the hospital by private vehicle for treatment for his non-life threatening injuries.  The suspects were described as two thin Hispanic males in black hoodies.  They were approximately 5'8" to 5'9" tall and their vehicle was only described as dark in appearance.  Considering the close proximity between the parties when the shooting occurred, the victim is extremely fortunate to only have sustained the injury he did.  There is nothing further at this time.

Release Authorized by: Commander Henry Gomez

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

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