Gang-related shooting in Paso Robles is under investigation

jhickey@thetribunenews.comNovember 18, 2013 

A 21-year-old gang member was the apparent target of an early morning shooting in Paso Robles on Sunday.

Around 12:30 a.m., the Paso Robles Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls of shots being fired in the 2800 block of Oak Street, according to a news release.

Officers found that a parked vehicle and a residence had been struck by several shots. There were no injuries, and no suspects have been identified.

The apparent target, a 21-year-old man, told officers that he was shot at several times by an unknown person whom he was not able to identify.

The victim’s family told officers that the shooting was connected to the victim’s gang affiliation, the news release said.

Witnesses reported that, 15 minutes before the shooting, four Hispanic males in a black passenger vehicle, possibly a Honda, exchanged words with the victim, the news release said.

The Paso Robles Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team is partnering with the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force and the San Luis Obispo Probation Department to investigate.

Police are asking anyone with knowledge of the shooting to call 237-6464, or to share anonymous tips via Crime Stoppers’ 24-hour hotline at 549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus a message” to CRIMES (274637).

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