Police respond to attempted murder Sunday


The Gilroy Police Department responded to an attempted murder at approximately 1:34 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports of a man with a gun near the area of 985 Monte Bello Drive in Gilroy.

Prior to the arrival of law enforcement, another caller advised there was a subject that had been shot in the parking lot. Police located the gunshot victim in the parking lot and transported him to a Bay Area trauma center.

Witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male between the ages of 20 and 25 and wielding a shotgun, according to GPD Sgt. Chad Gallacinao.

The victim, whose identity is being withheld, is described as a 21-year-old Hispanic male. Sgt. Gallacinao said Monday morning the victim has undergone medical treatment and is expected to survive.

Police believe the act might be gang-related.

The investigation is in preliminary stages and is being handled by the GPD Anti-Crime Team. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the GPD at (408) 846-0350. Parties wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at 1-800-782-7463.

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