Four people, including an 11-year-old boy, were wounded Sunday evening in two separate shootings in Salinas, police said. The first shooting was reported at 6:21 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Eagle Drive, according to police Cmdr. Michael Groves. Two brothers, ages 19 and 11, were standing outside their house when a male teenager came up and said something to them but they were not sure what, police said.
The suspect then pulled out a gun and fired once toward both brothers, Groves said. The shot grazed the 19-year-old’s back and traveled clean through the 11-year-old’s upper arm, according to police. Both of the victims were treated for their injuries at a hospital and are expected to survive. The shooter remains at large. Then, at 9:18 p.m. Sunday, police were called about shootings that occurred outside an apartment in the 700 block of Elkington Avenue.
In that case, a man was found suffering from several bullet wounds to his pelvic area and second man had wounds to both of his lower legs, police said. The two men, ages 25 and 22, had been in front of the apartment on Elkington when several males approached them, police said. One of the victims started running away when he noticed that one member of the group was holding a handgun, according to police.
Multiple shots were then fired. People nearby took cover, and no one was able to tell police which direction the suspects had gone. Police said three of the suspects may have been armed. The man hit in his pelvic area was flown to a Bay Area hospital and the other man was treated at a local hospital, according to police. Officers are investigating the second shooting as gang-related, but there is no indication that the first shooting involved gang activity, police Cmdr. Sheldon Bryan said.
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