* Salinas Police Arrest 17 Year Old For Allegedly Shooting Another Teen
Published by Junior Staff Writer on May 31, 2010
A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Sunday night for the alleged gang-related shooting of another teen in Salinas earlier this month, police said today. The shooting occurred at about 2:40 p.m. May 23 when the 18-year-old victim was driving out of an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Darthmouth Way, according to police. The victim drove past two people as he pulled onto the street, and the two people opened fire on the driver, striking him and his vehicle, police said. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body and was airlifted to an area hospital. He was admitted in serious condition but is expected to survive, police said. The suspect was arrested at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday after officers
from the Salinas Police Department Violence Suppression Unit spotted him exit a Safeway at Harden Ranch Plaza and get into a vehicle, according to police. The officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the teen on suspicion of attempted murder.
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