Release Date/Time: 11/17/2015 11:18 PM
Incident: Shooting / Pursuit
Report #: 15-111009
Date: Tuesday, 11/17/2015
Time: 8:23 PM
Location: 1200 blk. of Granada Ave
A Salinas Police sergeant was patrolling E. Laurel Dr. near Natividad Rd. He heard multiple gunshots and saw a tan Buick LeSabre speed out of the neighborhood. A vehicle pursuit ensued, which ended in the parking lot of the Monterey County Jail. The suspects fled on foot toward the soccer park on Constitution Blvd. MCSO, CHP and an MCSO K-9 unit responded to help search for the suspects. Meanwhile, officers were dispatched to the victim of a shooting in the 1200 block of Granada Ave.
A 23-year old Hispanic male was sitting on his motorcycle in the driveway of a residence talking to his girlfriend while their 4-year old son played next to them. The suspect vehicle parked on Trazado St and the gunman walked up to the victim. The suspect opened fire from just a few feet away and the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his lower abdomen before the gunman ran to the waiting car.
An exhaustive, 2-hour search was conducted but the suspects were able to elude capture. A semi-auto handgun was located inside the suspect vehicle, which matches the caliber used in the shooting. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this point and the victim does not appear to have any gang ties. At the time of this press release, the victim was still in surgery and his condition is unknown.
Release Authorized by: Commander S. Bryan
Telephone: (831) 758-7250