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Shooting Victim Found on Watsonville Front Porch

A man was injured in a shooting on the front porch of a Watsonville home Friday afternoon, police said.

According to Watsonville police, officers responded to a report of a fight near Marchant and Elm streets at about 4:40 p.m.

Upon arrival, police discovered the victim, who had been shot several times in the abdomen, on the front porch.

The victim was uncooperative with police and would not give officers any details on the suspect or suspects.

Due to the severity of his injuries, the victim was flown to the Bay Area Trauma Center for treatment. The victim's condition has not been released.

Witnesses in the area told police they saw several males running from the general vicinity of the shooting.

Watsonville police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact investigators at (831) 768-3358, or the crime tip line at (831) 768-3544.

--Bay City News

Let the People Vote June 02, 2014 at 08:44 AM
If they refuse to cooperate with police then leave them for their families to care for. Why should taxpayers pay for airlifting the scumbag to a hospital then foot the bill for treatment?
Ce Ce Watson June 03, 2014 at 02:34 PM
And then the next day or more another shooting will take place in retaliation for this one and it goes on and on. Who is raising these people?
Pat Kittle June 09, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Immigration status??
Amy Wainscoat Anderson June 12, 2014 at 02:15 AM
the gang bangers are always American citizens, Believe me I take care of them at one of the trauma centers in the ICU in San Jose, including this guy. The illegal immigrants are almost all hard working people. They are more productive citizens than half the lazy teens I see just 'hangin out' these days with no jobs because they go to school, like thats an excuse. And to be airlifted costs between $30-50,000. No one pays for it. CALSTAR writes it off as a loss.

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