Santa Cruz County

Child unharmed during Watsonville drive-by shooting, driver shot in head

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - A child was sitting in the backseat of a car during a drive-by shooting Monday morning in Watsonville, according to police.

Officers said the shooting was reported at Main Street and West Front Street near the Pajaro Bridge and the 21-year-old driver was shot in the head. The child was not hurt during the shooting.

The suspect's car is described as a black early 90s Honda without any tint on the windows. Officers said the suspect drove on the right side of the victim and fired a single shot at the victim. The suspect drove off and no one has been arrested.

The victim was taken to a trauma center and the shooting is being investigated as an attempted homicide.

Anyone with information on this incident should call police at 831-768-3350 or 831-768-3544.



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