On 5/11/23, at 9:08 pm, officers responded to a report of gunshots and a woman crying on the 700 block of Elton Place. Minutes later, in what appeared to be a separate incident, a 39-year-old called 911 reporting a man had approached him on Myers Court and revealed a handgun in his waistband and asked him where he was from. The victim ran away and called the police.
A short time later, a 23-year-old man arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand. He stated he had been unloading groceries from his car in the driveway of an apartment complex on the 700 block of Elton when he heard several shots and was hit in the hand.
Officers located bullet casings in the driveway of the apartment complex and in the street. There were bullet strikes to the 23-year old’s vehicle and a second vehicle parked across the street. The victim’s 1-year-old child was in the car when it was struck. A search warrant was granted for the victim’s vehicle and an apartment at the location.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222.