Two shootings Friday night in Manteca saw one man go to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury shortly after 10:30 p.m.
A witness transported the victim in his private vehicle to seek medical help from the northeast corner of Wawona and North Union Road.
A second call of shots fired on North Main Street, near a popular pizza restaurant brought patrol officers quickly to the scene finding no evidence of a shooting at that location. Officers said there was no reason to believe the two calls were related.
The 28-year-old male shooting victim said he was walking along the sidewalk of Union and Wawona when a dark blue Suburban or Expedition came traveling west bound on Wawona. He added that the vehicle pulled up next to him and the front seat passenger pulled out a fun and fired one round — striking the man in the chest.
The victim said no words were exchanged adding that the incident was unprovoked.
The shooter was described as a Hispanic male 21 to 27 years old with a crewcut. The victim’s injuries were non-life threatening and he requested no assistance from officers.
The original reporting party noting seeing a tan early 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban traveling west on Wawona, seeing the hand of the right side passenger come out the window with a gun and firing one shot into the victim.
The shooting victim reportedly went across the street into a church parking lot and the suspect vehicle fled north on Union Road.