Gilroy police have arrested a 13-year-old boy and are looking for two additional suspects in connection with an attempted armed robbery early this morning. Police said someone called 911 to report gunfire near Garlic City Club at 40 Hornlein Court around 2:25 a.m. Officers arrived and found the victim, an employee of the business, who explained to police he was sitting in a car when three people approached him, according to police.
He said two suspects were holding handguns and demanded money from him. He said he responded by reaching for his own gun inside the car and firing at both suspects, striking one, police said. The victim was not injured. Police searched the area for the suspects with the assistance of Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies. One deputy found a 13-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his hand in the area of Forest and Serafino streets, police said.
He was transported to Saint Louise Regional Hospital for treatment. After he was released from the hospital, police arrested him on suspicion of attempted armed robbery, but because of his injury, he was released to his mother pending juvenile court proceedings, police said. The other two suspects remain at-large.
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