Santa Cruz County

Man Shot While Riding Bike in Watsonville

Police say victim, 28, struck in lower back

Watsonville, Calif. - A man was shot from behind while riding his bicycle in Watsonville on Saturday night.

The shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. near Fifth and Rodriguez streets.

Watsonville police said a shooter in a gray or silver sedan pulled up to the 28-year-old victim, shot him in his lower back and then drove off.

The victim was flown to a Bay Area trauma center. Police have not released his condition.

Police believe the shooting is gang-related.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call the Watsonville Police Department Investigation Bureau at 831-768-3350 or the Watsonville Police Anonymous Tip Line at 831-768-3544.

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