Victim Crashed With Two Kids In Vehicle
SALINAS—The Salinas Police Department are still looking for a green Honda Accord that was occupied by four individuals late Wednesday, as they are wanted for questioning in a late night incident in which they shot at another vehicle.
Shortly after 10 pm yesterday, Wednesday April 15, a 30-year-old man was waiting at a red light at the intersection of East Boronda Road and McKinnon Street in the North Salinas neighborhood near McKinnon Elementary School. A green Honda pulled alongside him and appeared to be making a left turn.
The victim noticed that four male adults occupied the Green Honda. The men in the Honda appeared to be flashing gang signs at the victim, when all of a sudden, the driver pulled out a firearm and pointed it at the victim and fired several shots at him.
The victim sped away down East Boronda towards Natividad Road. The man had his two young children with him in the backseat. The suspected green Honda chased after him.
Suddenly, the victim found himself in a chase heading south on Natividad Road, with speeds reportedly reaching 85 miles per hour. As Natividad turned into Sherwood Drive, he lost control of his vehicle when he came to the intersection with Cherry Street. The victim rolled the vehicle onto its side.
Fortunately, there were no injuries in the accident. However, the suspect vehicle was nowhere to be found. It appears that the victim’s vehicle was not hit with gunfire.
Police are calling this a case of mistaken identity because it appears that the victim has no involvement with gangs. Officers are still looking for the suspects as of this hour.