Release Date/Time: 9/3/2016 5:09 PM
Incident: Shooting / Attempted Murder
Report #: 16 09 0119
Date: Saturday, 9/3/2016
Time: 1:56 PM
Location: 100 Block of Bardin Rd.
An officer was in the area of Williams Road and heard approximately 10 gunshots. Calls began coming in of shots fired in the area of Bardin Road and Dennis Avenue. Three males were in the parking lot of the shopping center when they were confronted by two other males who came from a nearby Chevy Malibu. Gunfire was exchanged between the two groups. Fifteen casings were located in the parking lot and two casings were found in the street at Bardin Road and Dennis Avenue. Everyone involved fled the scene and at this point there are no report of injuries. One possible bullet strike was found on a home near Bardin and Toro Avenue. The suspect vehicle was described as possibly a dark grey Chevy Malibu, with tinted taillights, and black rims.
'It's a miracle no bystanders were hit on a busy Saturday afternoon on a holiday weekend.” – Cmdr. John C. Murray
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME, or text information to the Text to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".
Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray
Telephone: (831) 758-7250