13-year-old boy shot in Salinas
Monday, November 23, 2009
A 13-year-old boy is recovering from surgery after he was shot twice in the stomach on Saturday, Salinas police said.
According to police, the boy was walking near a park on East Bolivar Street when a shooter inside a sedan opened fire. The boy was flown to a Bay Area trauma center.
The shooting follows another attempted murder on Thursday, Nov. 19 where a 17-year-old boy was shot at. Nobody was injured in this shooting.
The gang-related violence strikes after voters Nov. 3 rejected a 1-cent sales tax designed to hire more police officers. Read more in Wednesday's Weekly.