A pair of shootings in Manteca minutes apart Friday night left guests at a motel on Moffat Boulevard unhurt and a fleeing pedestrian on East Yosemite Avenue with a bullet in his leg.
The first shooting took place at 10:54 p.m. Manteca Police Officer Kelly was fueling his patrol car at the city’s Wetmore Street corporation yard when he heard three gun shots north of his location. He advised the dispatcher he believed they were coming from the area of a motel in the 300 block of Moffat Boulevard.
Police found four bullet holes on the motel’s southern wall that faces Moffat Boulevard. Residents in the room were not injured as the bullets did not penetrate the wall. There were no suspects or suspect vehicles and not witnesses were located.
Five minutes later officers were dispatched to a second shooting in the 1100 block of East Yosemite Avenue where a 39-year-old male victim was down on the sidewalk with a single gunshot to his lower leg.
The victim told officers he had been walking in the 1100 block of East Yosemite Avenue when an unknown vehicle pulled over ahead of him possibly near Mlynar Avenue. An unknown male suspect approached the victim and asked him about his gang affiliation. The victim denied any affiliation. The suspect then produced a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim began running away when he heard the shot and felt an impact to his lower leg.
The victim was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers or Manteca Police at 209-456-8101.