WATSONVILLE - Watsonville police and Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force officers Friday were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the area of Sudden Street and East Lake Avenue, Watsonville police Sgt. Mike McKinley said.

About 7:30 p.m., the shooting victim was confronted by two male suspects. The victim was shot and wounded in the leg before the suspects fled, police said.

Police do not have a description of either suspect.

About 30 minutes after the shooting was reported, officers received notice of a victim of a shooting at Watsonville Community Hospital.

Officers contacted the man. His wounds were not life threatening and he was later released from the hospital after treatment, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Watsonville police Investigations Unit at 831-768-3352 or the Crime Tip Line at 831-768-3544.



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