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* Man shot in Pittsburg Wal-Mart Parking Lot

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Pittsburg police believe seven people might have been involved in a shooting that injured a 21-year-old man in the Wal-Mart parking lot this morning, possibly a drug deal gone wrong, Pittsburg Lt. Brian Addington said. At about 10 a.m., police received a report of a shooting in the parking lot at 2203 Loveridge Rd. When they arrived, officers found the victim, a Pittsburg resident, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital, where he remained in serious but stable condition this afternoon, Addington said. So far, police believe that there were seven people, including the victim, in the parking lot and involved in the incident, Addington said. Investigators have identified and talked to four of those people. According to accounts of the shooting, the victim allegedly got into an argument with a passenger inside a black sedan, described as either a Ford Mustang, a Chevy Camaro or similar vehicle. Police believe the passenger in the sedan then shot the victim. Detectives have also identified a second vehicle, a black smaller-sized sport utility vehicle, which may have been involved in the shooting as well.
Police initially reported that a Cadillac left in the parking lot may have been involved, but have since talked to the owner and determined that it was not involved, Addington said. Investigators found a handgun at the scene, but have determined that it was not the gun used to shoot the victim. They also found a small amount of drugs at the scene, leading them to believe that the shooting may have happened during a drug deal. He said that the victim is “no stranger to the Police Department. He does have a criminal record.” So far the victim has not been cooperating with the investigation, Addington said. Police have arrested 19-year-old Pittsburg resident Martrell Mays on an outstanding warrant for allegedly selling drugs. Investigators believe Mays was in the parking lot when the victim was shot, but have confirmed that he was not the shooter, Addington said.

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