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Shooting injures 1 in King City

KING CITY — King City Police Department is investigating a shooting Thursday night that injured one person after an attempted robbery.

On Sept. 22 at about 10:38 p.m., local police responded to the report of a shooting in the area of the 700 block of South Vanderhurst Avenue. With assistance from the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, officers subsequently found a victim in the 48000 block of Loneoak Street with a gunshot wound.

According to KCPD, the investigation revealed that four suspects approached the victim and a group of other individuals and demanded their wallets. Police said an altercation ensued and the victim was shot once in the back.

The victim then fled to Loneoak Street and called for assistance. 

“King City Police Department requests the public residing in the 400-700 block of S. Vanderhurst (Avenue) or on Villa Drive to check their home surveillance systems for suspicious activity,” police said in a news release Friday.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Baughman at 831-386-5986 or at sbaughman@kingcity.com, or Sgt. John Dow at 831-386-5969 or jdow@kingcity.com; or the WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.