29_35x90 knx_35x90

Local

‘Definitely Not A Gang Member’: Canyon Country Man Shot On Late-Night Stroll

View Comments

SANTA CLARITA (CBS) — A man was hospitalized Wednesday with a shoulder wound that he suffered in an apparent gang attack while on a late-night walk through his Canyon Country neighborhood, authorities said.

The shooting outside 19773 Merryhill St. occurred about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Mark Hershey, watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Station.

“The victim, a while male in his 20s, was a resident of the neighborhood, and definitely not a gang member,” said Hershey, calling it a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“The victim couldn’t get to sleep and decided to go for a walk last night,” Hershey said, adding that two males pulled up in a white, four-door Honda and asked him for directions.

“When he stopped to answer, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot him,” he said.

Hershey said he believes the assailants were gang members.

The man was hospitalized for a shoulder wound.

“The wound was a through-and-through shot and at last report, the victim was listed in stable condition,” Hershey said.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus