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Sunday gun play on South Main

Daylight shooting in fast food parking lot

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Sunday gun play on South Main

Sgt. Chris Mraz and fire and ambulance medics collect evidence in the Bank of America parking lot on North Main Street where one shooting victim that had been shot in the buttocks was located. A G...

GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin

POSTED February 8, 2010 1:55 a.m.

Six shots rang out near South Main Street and Mission Ridge Drive in what was an otherwise quiet Super Bowl Sunday afternoon. Three shots hit their mark.

Manteca Police found six small caliber semi-automatic shell casings in the Jack In The Box parking lot following the 4:25 p.m. altercation that left an 18-year-old with two bullet wounds in his buttocks and a 17-year-old teen with a wound to the ball of his foot.

Details were sketchy Sunday night, but police believe there was a confrontation between the two teens and a group of four others.  A hand gun was pulled out and the two victims who ran were fired upon from behind, police said.  

Kenny Kieffaber, 18, of Manteca was picked up in a car by a Good Samaritan and driven toward a hospital emergency room, but police located the car driving northbound on Main Street and pulled it over in the Bank of America parking lot and called an ambulance.  He had been shot twice in the buttocks, police said, and the bullets continued down into his leg.  It was uncertain whether he was going to have surgery Sunday night at San Joaquin County Hospital to remove the bullets.

The 17-year-old was picked up by a family friend he referred to as Auntie.  She drove him to the emergency room at Doctors Hospital.  Sgt. Tony Souza said he had been shot through the bottom of his shoe with the bullet penetrating the ball of his foot.  The officer said the bullet apparently penetrated his shoe as he raised it up while running.

Police said they believed the bullet they recovered from the victim’s car outside the emergency room was a small caliber from a semi-automatic weapon.  It had dropped out of the foot and shoe and was found on the floorboard of the 1992 Honda.

One of the victims went down in the bushes in front of the restaurant after having been shot, witnesses said.

A security guard patrolling the area on foot said several of the employees at the restaurant were visibly traumatized by the shooting and left work and went home.  Several witnesses reported hearing the five gunshots outside the fast food restaurant.

Officers said both teens were being uncooperative in providing any information about the shooting.   Detectives were following up several leads as late as midnight Sunday.

It was just a week ago that another man was shot with a shotgun as he walked on Northgate Drive near Maywood Avenue.  That victim was also taken to San Joaquin County Hospital where he reportedly lost his left eye and was put on life support having wounds in his neck, chest and shoulder, police reported.

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