Release Date/Time: 9/6/2016 2:27 AM
Incident: Attempted Homicide
Report #: 16-090221
Date: Monday, 9/5/2016
Time: 9:10 PM
Location: 1300 Block of Las Cruces Ct.
On September 5, 2016, at approximately 9:10 PM, officers were dispatched to a report of shooting in the 1300 block of Las Cruces Ct. Before officers could arrive, a caller stated the victim of the shooting was being taken by personal vehicle to the hospital. Officers were flagged down on E. Romie Lane by the driver of the vehicle transporting the victim to Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. The officers found a 29-year-old victim in the passenger seat suffering from at least one gunshot wound. An ambulance transported the victim to Natividad Medical Center, which was a more suitable hospital based on the victim's injuries. The victim is in very critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
The shooting took place in a driveway in the 1300 block of Las Cruces Ct. The victim was sitting as a passenger in a vehicle when he was approached by a male suspect. For unknown reasons, the male pulled a firearm and fired multiple times at the victim. The male fled to an awaiting vehicle which sped out of the area. There was no further description of the vehicle or the suspect. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this point of the investigation.
The Investigations Bureau is asking anyone who may have information regarding this shooting or may have seen a vehicle fleeing the area, contact Detective Byron Gansen at (831) 758-7137 or Detective Arlene Currier at (831) 758-7125. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 831-775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78-CRIME, or text information to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".
Release Authorized by: Christopher Lane, Investigations Sergeant
Telephone: (831) 758-7496