Update at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday
A 30 year old man was shot in the abdomen in broad daylight after a small confrontation erupted into violence in Watsonville on Saturday afternoon, authorities reported.
The shooting was reported at 226 Carey Ave., near a church, around 1:20 p.m. and police Sgt. Mike McKinley said the incident was a gang motivated crime.
Shortly after the shooting there were “lots of gang members in the area,” according to emergency radio traffic.
The suspected shooter used a handgun and fled in a gray car, authorities reported.
The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was flown to Valley Medical Center for treatment, according to emergency radio traffic.
"The detective investigations bureau is currently pursuing leads on the case." said McKinley.