Manteca Police are looking for an African American man in his 20s after an early morning shooting on Sunday.
The suspect is described as being of medium build with a partial to a full growth of beard.
A 20-year-old Stockton man walking to his car in the Manteca Bowling parking lot at Cottage and Yosemite avenues with two friends shortly before 2 a.m. was shot in the left shoulder blade and lung. The gunman reportedly pulled out a black handgun and started shooting as the trio walked past their small group after being involved in an argument, police said.
Patrolman Jason May was in his patrol car at the Gas Depot service station across the street when he reported hearing five shots ring out. When May went to investigate he saw the three male victims, all in their early 20s, running on Yosemite Avenue before going up to his patrol car asking for help.
Officers said that two women were still in a fight in the middle of the parking lot. When May attempted to break them up Latoya Hardy, 19, of Manteca was detained and cited for obstructing a police officer.
The shooting victim’s 1992 Lexus was also struck by the gunfire with the rear window being shot out and another bullet penetrating the left rear panel of the vehicle, police said.
Officers said they located two spent .380 casings in the parking lot and one bullet.
The victim was transported by ambulance to a hospital trauma center in Modesto.