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* Gilroy Police Are Seeking Clues About The Gang Shooting In The 7200 block of East Street That Left A 19-Year-Old Women seriously Injured

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A 19-year-old Gilroy woman was seriously injured Tuesday when several suspects in a vehicle opened fire outside a home in what was likely a gang-related shooting, according to police.Just after 10 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of East Seventh and East streets, according to the Gilroy Police Department. Witnesses said that a vehicle carrying an unknown number of suspects drove up to a home in the 7200 block of East Street and opened fire.The armed suspects reportedly shouted gang slogans during the attack, identifying themselves as members of the Norteno street gang. Several shots were fired at the victim and her cousin, a known member of the rival Sureno gang, according to police.The woman apparently collapsed after being struck by bullets as the two ran from the gunfire, police reported.The victim was taken to a trauma center and where she was expected to recover from her injuries.Her cousin, the suspected target, was not injured in the shooting, according to police.The suspect vehicle was described only as a newer red four-door, according to police.The shooting is being investigated as a gang-related crime in an investigation led by police Investigator Guerin of the Gilroy police Anti-Crime Team.

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