UPDATE: Gilroy Resident Shot in Parking Lot, Possible Gang Connection

Police are investigating the attempted murder of a 21-year old Hispanic male who was shot in a Monte Bello Drive parking lot on Sunday afternoon.

Updated at 8:05 p.m.—The victim, a resident of Gilroy, is being treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to Sgt. Robert Locke-Paddon of the GPD. The area of residence for the suspect is still unknown, as are his whereabouts. Locke-Paddon said police have not located the weapon used in the shooting either.

A 21-year-old Hispanic male was shot in the parking lot of a complex located at 985 Monte Bello Dr. on Sunday afternoon.
Police were initially dispatched to the area after receiving a report of a man with a gun at 1:34 p.m., and received an additional call as they were en route about a subject who was shot in the parking lot, Sgt. Jason Kadluboski of the wrote in a media release.

Upon arrival, police located the gunshot victim who was then transferred to a Bay Area trauma center. His condition is unknown at this time, and his identity has yet to be released.

The unknown suspect is believed to be a Hispanic male between the ages of 20 and 25 years old. The GPD’s Anti-Crime Team is currently investigating whether the shooting is gang related, Kadluboski wrote.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gilroy Police Department, and anonymous tips can be left by calling the WeTip at 1-800-782-7463 (800-78-Crime).


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