Police: Unidentified pellet gun shooter targeted officers


Two Morgan Hill police officers were targeted by a pellet gun shooter while searching a creek bed for a missing person Thursday night, according to a press release from the MHPD. 

The officers were walking along the creek bed in the area of Ciolino and Spring avenues about 5:20 p.m. Thursday when someone shot at them from a backyard on Manor Court, police said. 

The shooter or shooters “nearly struck” both officers, the press release said. MHPD and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies searched the area for the suspect or suspects but could not find them. 

The press release notes that shooting a pellet gun or any weapon that propels an object is a violation of Morgan Hill municipal code, and shooting it at another person is assault with a deadly weapon. 

Anyone with information about this incident can contact Morgan Hill police at (408) 779-2101, or the anonymous tip line at (408) 947-7867.