Police are searching for as many as seven suspects who reportedly bashed one man in the face with a brick then tried to run over him and his companions with a car as the victims escaped into a nearby liquor store.
According to a Gilroy Police Department press report, three people had finished eating dinner at Taco El Grullense near First and Church streets Friday night when they were confronted and assaulted by six or seven male adults, including one who pulled out a knife.
After one of the victims was struck in the face with half a brick, the victims were able to flee to the corner of First and Rosanna streets, where they rested. As they stood on the corner, the suspect’s vehicle accelerated at them and drove onto the sidewalk, sending the victims running into a liquor store to ask for help, police said. While waiting inside, the victims witnessed the suspect vehicle, a green Honda Accord, drive by a second time with the suspects watching the victims. The victim who was assaulted with the brick was treated by paramedics. The other two victims were not injured.
The motive behind the incident remains under investigation. Gallacinao said the victims provided police with very little suspect information.
Man stabbed in motel parking lot
A man was transported to a Bay Area trauma hospital with severe, but not life-threatening, injuries early Sunday morning after he was stabbed in a Gilroy motel parking lot by two suspects armed with a hunting knife, according to the GPD.
The victim was standing in the Motel 6 parking lot on Monterey Road when two suspects – described as Hispanic male adults in their early 20s wearing dark clothing – drove up to the man in a black Acura vehicle, according to a GPD report. One of the suspects got out of the vehicle, approached the lone man and stabbed him. The suspects then fled northbound. The victim suffered laceration and puncture wounds, according to the report.