Salinas man shot last night
Friday, October 9, 2009
About an hour after a gang prevention meeting in East Salinas, a 24-year-old man was shot twice on the 1200 block of Del Monte Avenue.
According to Salinas police, the man was was walking to his car when a suspect asked him if he "banged." The suspect fired five rounds at the victim, hitting in his thigh and giving him a grazing wound to his back, police said.
The shooting came in the wake of a forum hosted by the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace at St. Mary of the Nativity Church, where policymakers presented the peace group's accomplishments, including summer job training for youth and boosting awareness of police's anonymous crime tip lines.