General Crime

Watsonville gang-motivated shooting near the intersection of Sudden Street and East Lake Avenue

Fugitive Watch Logo 77x77px

archery

Police are investigating a gang-motivated shooting that left one person injured Friday in Watsonville. At about 7:35 p.m. Watsonville police and Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force officers received a report of a shooting near the intersection of Sudden Street and East Lake Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, officers made contact with witnesses who reported a shooting in a nearby parking lot.

Witnesses said that two male suspects shot and wounded a male victim, according to police. Both the suspects and the victim left the scene before police arrived. About 20 minutes after receiving the reports of a shooting, officers were notified of a gunshot victim who was seeking medical attention at Watsonville Community Hospital, police said.

Police responded to the hospital and discovered that the adult male victim had sustained a gunshot wound to his right leg. He was treated and later released from the hospital. Based on the police investigation, officers determined that two male suspects approached and confronted the victim before shooting him and fleeing the scene on foot. The victim was transported by private vehicle to the hospital, police said. The shooting is being investigated as gang-motivated, according to police.

Copyright © 2013 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

Leave a Comment

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons