KING CITY — King City Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating the suspect or suspects responsible for a shooting early Thursday morning.

On Oct. 21 at about 5:48 a.m., the department received a 9-1-1 call regarding shots that were heard in the area of North Vanderhurst Avenue in King City. Officers arrived on scene to find a vehicle and a house that had been damaged with gunshot holes. 

Several casings and bullet fragments were located, as well as a victim who “appeared to have been targeted by the unknown suspect(s),” police said in a news release. The victim fled inside a local residence during the shooting for safety.

The suspect or suspects remain at large.

“At this time, the suspect(s) are outstanding, and this is an active investigation,” police said. “The King City Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in solving this crime.”

The incident is being investigated as an attempted homicide, and anyone with further information is asked to contact King City Police at 831-386-5980; Sgt. John Dow at 831-386-5969 or [email protected]; or the anonymous WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

“The investigation is continuing, and no other information is being released at this time,” police said.

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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