SALINAS (BCN) – Several shells were fired at a car on Sunday morning in Salinas but no one inside was seriously injured, police said.
The shooting took place around 2:30 a.m. near the Amtrak station in Salinas. One of the two men in the car sustained scratched wounds to his forehead and fingers. The other man was not affected by the gunfire, Salinas police said in a social media statement.
The men were in a white Honda Accord and had just left a relative’s home in the North First Street and West Alvin Drive area, police said.
They noticed a gray sedan with tinted windows following them around the rue Martella neighborhood, and they were shot as they approached the train tracks.
While they were driving on the rails, their car broke down. It was then that someone rushed to his car, fired several bullets at the vehicle and then fled, police said.
The two men waited a few minutes then got out of the car and did not return until the police showed up. Police responded after a gunshot detection system notified them of the gunfire.
No description of the suspect was available.
Anyone with information relating to this shooting is urged to contact Salinas Police at (831) 758-7321.
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