A 22-year-old Winton man was shot once in the back during a confrontation outside a Turlock restaurant.
Witnesses to the attack were uncooperative with Turlock Police officers and the victim gave only a vague statement, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Nino Amirfar.
It’s believed the incident is gang-related.
The police department received a report of shots fired around 2 a.m. Sunday at the Los Gallos Restaurante at 811 W. Hawkeye Ave. When officers arrived they found a large number of people engaged in some type of a confrontation in the parking lot, but no shooting victim.
The crowd was dispersed and the officers were getting ready to leave when the 22-year-old man came back to the scene.
The victim had cuts to his face and a small caliber bullet wound to his back, Amirfar said. The injury was considered non-life threatening and the victim was transported by ambulance to Doctors Medical Center.
The victim said he had been in a fight with five men, when he suddenly heard a pop and felt a pain in his back.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department at 668-5550.
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