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Man Shot in Gilroy in Critical Condition

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A 24-year-old man remains in critical condition today after being shot late Thursday and police are seeking two young male suspects seen fleeing along a Gilroy street by an elementary school, Gilroy police said. At 7:18 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to the 7200 block of Carmel Street on a report of a shooting and found a man suffering from a bullet wound to his torso, Gilroy police Sgt. Pedro Espinoza said.

The man, a Gilroy resident, was transported by helicopter to a hospital in the South Bay, where he was in critical condition and remains so today, Espinoza said. Witnesses reported seeing two males running east on West Eighth Street past the Glenview Elementary School after the shooting, police said.

The man and the suspects apparently exchange words prior to the shooting and the incident may have been gang-motivated, Espinoza said. The suspects are described as males aged 14 to 20, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, each weighing 200 pounds. Both wore black-hooded sweatshirts. One of them was seen carrying a semi-automatic handgun, police said.

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