General Crime

*6-year-old Monterey Girl Shot Near Prunedale in Sheriff’s Jurisdiction.

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A 6-year-old girl is in serious condition at a local hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen in unincorporated Monterey County near Prunedale Monday evening, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting was reported at about 7:40 p.m. at 9015 Prunedale South Road, according to the sheriff’s office.  Sheriff’s deputies, along with a gang task force and the California Highway Patrol, responded to a report of a shooting, and the CHP provided immediate medical aid to the girl. Witnesses described two men with covered faces, one of whom had a handgun, who approached the front yard on foot, according to the sheriff’s office. About six shots were fired, and struck a vehicle, motor home, and a neighbor’s front door. The victim was inside the motor home at the time of the shooting.  A dark colored pickup truck was seen speeding from the scene shortly after the shooting, according to the sheriff’s office. Any one that can help identitify the 3rd suspect in the surveillance photos or has any further information can call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999.

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