ATWATER, CA – Officers from the Atwater PD have responded to the area of Determine and Bellevue at about 2:30 p.m., for a call of shots fired. Information is very preliminary but we have reports that one person may have been hit, but we are unable to confirm at this time. The actual location is Nashua and Kelso Streets,
Residents in the area say officers have Bellevue blocked off as they are in the area investigating the scene now. Police have told MCNTV News that they can confirm one person was shot and that they believe it may have been due to the victim wearing a red shirt in the area where know sureno gangs live.
The victim is said to be a 22-year-old male who was shot in the leg and flown to an area hospital and his injuries were not life threatening.
The weapon involved is said to have been a .40 caliber gun.
“We don’t know if the victim is involved in gangs, but we believe the ones responsible for the shooting are likely involved in gangs,” Lt Joseph of the Atwater PD said.
A witness reported hearing about 5 to 6 shots before a car took off at a high rate of speed.