Seaside Police Investigate Three Separate Shootings
SEASIDE—As the Seaside Police Department begin to investigate their third shooting in less than a month some residents of the community on the coast just north of Monterey are becoming increasingly concerned. In each case officers have no suspects and have very little information to help in their investigations.
In the most recent shooting that occurred on Wednesday Seaside Police are still looking for a single shooter than walked up to a group men and opened fire. Police responded to the 1200 block of Hamilton Avenue and found a male adult unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound.
According to eye-witnesses the victim had been standing with friends in his own driveway when a subject wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt walked up and open fire.
“We have very little information in this case.” Seaside Police Commander Judy Stradan, “They caught the suspect in the corner of their eyes and then heard what sounded like fireworks, then the suspect was gone.”
The victim was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
In a Saturday, November 1st shooting, police responded to the 1400 block of San Pablo Avenue on a report of gunshots heard in the area. When police arrived they did not find a victim but found that a house and vehicle had been hit by gunfire.
And on Sunday, October 19, police responded to the 1000 block of Clementina Avenue on a reported of, you guessed it, gunshots heard in the area. When they arrived they learned from the victims that they had been seated on their porch when they were shot at several times. Neither of the victims were hit by the gunfire, but the house suffered some gunshot wounds. There are indications that the suspects were on foot just like the shooting that occurred on November 12.
Police suspect that all the shootings are gang related.