Posted on Mon, Nov. 28, 2005
Man wounded in Pinole shooting
PINOLE - An 18-year-old motorist told police that someone in a passing car shot him Sunday morning as he drove on San Pablo Avenue.
The victim, whom police did not identify, called 911 at 2:55 a.m. from near the intersection of Pinole Valley Road and Estrella Court, according to a written release from the Pinole Police Department. He was struck once in the torso.
He told officers he was driving east on San Pablo near Appian Way when a silver sport-utility vehicle pulled alongside. Several men were inside, one of whom flashed a gang hand sign at the victim, then fired a single round from a handgun into the victim's car.
The victim drove a short distance to escape before calling police. He was flown to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he was in stable condition Sunday evening.
He described the shooter as a Hispanic man in his late teens or early 20s who wore a thin mustache or small beard and wore a black jacket. Police ask anyone with information to call 510-724-8950.