STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — A man crashed his truck into a fence Sunday night after being shot in the face, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said the shooting happened after 11 p.m. near East Main Street and Bird Avenue in Stockton. At least six rounds were fired at a truck with a 33-year-old man driving and a 24-year-old woman in the passenger seat, according to investigators.
Deputies said the driver was hit in the face by one of the rounds, causing him to crash the truck into a nearby fence. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
The female passenger was uninjured, officials said.
“When I got here, there was a guy somewhere there on his knees bleeding really bad. There was blood all over. There’s still blood on the grass, on the ground there,” Ana Martinez, who lives in the home where the crash happened, told FOX40.
Neighbors said the commotion from the shooting and crash could be heard from blocks away.
“Any gunshots are too close to home. If you can hear it, it’s too close, you know? We just want out neighborhood safe. We have a lot of kids in this neighborhood. We don’t want people hurt,” neighbor Jennifer Mittrucker said.
Authorities are still investigating and if anyone has information about this case, please call 209-468-4400. Tipsters may also remain anonymous by calling Stockton Crimestoppers at 209-946-0600.