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Shooting Closes Westwood Drive Saturday

A man was shot by an unknown gunman in Gilroy over the weekend.

Contributed by the Gilroy Police Department:

On Nov. 24 at approximately 9:03 p.m., Gilroy officers responded to a report of a shooting victim in the area of Westwood and Driftwood Terrace. 

Officers arrived in the area and located a 22-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was unable to provide any suspect information and could only say that the shooting occurred somewhere on Westwood Dive. The victim said that the shooting was a completely unprovoked attack and that there was nothing said prior to the shooting. 

First Street was temporarily closed to allow for an air ambulance to land. The victim was flown to a Bay Area trauma center, where he underwent emergency surgery and was listed in stable condition. 

Officers were able to identify the location of the shooting based on physical evidence, including multiple shell casings. Westwood Drive was closed for several hours to allow GPD Crime Scene Investigators process and collect evidence. 

Witnesses to the shooting described the suspect as a male, approximately 5-10 and weighing approximately 160-170 pounds. The suspect fled in an unknown vehicle, occupied by at least one other subject. 

At this time officers are still investigating this incident and have not ruled out that the shooting may be gang-related. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Gilroy Police at 408-846-0350. Parties wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at 1-800-782-7463 (800-78-Crime).

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