Shots Fired at Sudden Street House with Family Inside

Multiple gunman fired at the house Sunday evening; no one was hurt.

Several people armed with guns took shots at a Sudden Street house Sunday evening while a family with several children were inside in what investigators are calling a gang-motivated attack, according to Watsonville police.

No injuries were reported. No arrests have been made.

The shooting was reported just after dark, about 5:48 p.m., at a house on the 100 block of the street. Multiple gunmen took shots at one window of the home, according to police.

Several bullets struck the house, police reported.

A family with several children, ranging from infants to young adults, were home at the time, police said. The home is between East Fifth Street and Palm Avenue in a diverse neighborhood of older houses, small businesses, an art gallery and a private school.

The gunmen fled in different directions after firing on the house. Witnesses said they were wearing dark clothing; one of the people fleeing was seen carrying a handgun, witnesses told police.

Officers searched unsuccessfully for the gunmen. Detectives ask that anyone with information about the shooting call the Investigations Bureau at 768-3350 or the Crime Tip Line at 768-3544.

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Clean Harry December 03, 2012 at 06:01 PM
It's clear who rules the streets of Watsonville.
Dog Sitter5000 December 03, 2012 at 10:08 PM
@Clean Harry - yes, I have to agree that the Norteños seem to be able to do anything they want with little fear of the Police or anyone else for that matter. My boyfriend and I moved here a few months ago from Oakland and we find Watsonville downright scary compared to our old home. He has taken to wearing a bullet proof vest that he got from his brother in Iraq when he takes the dogs out for a walk. We never go out after dark. As soon as we can we are moving out of this town.
Doc December 04, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Maybe we need to start returning fire.
Adrian December 04, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Cops got to fumigate all those cocharoches
Carmen Alfaro December 04, 2012 at 02:31 AM
I so agree with you,I think if a few people did just that it might change how these Gangsters act
Bill Neighbors December 04, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Bill What needs to happen is the DA and the Judges need to quit letting these people out, just the other day a judge said he was thinking about letting a gang member stay out of jail because he wrote a wonderful letter to him, this guy stab someone and committed other crimes. Come on people start writing letters to the DA and Santa Cruz County Judges, let them know your tired of this, remember, we vote for the DA. The time is now. If the DA doesn’t file and Judge doesn’t put them away them we will continue to have these issues, look at Salinas 20 homicides this year.
I care December 04, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I care bout Watsonville I agree, put them away
Carrie LaBlank December 04, 2012 at 10:19 PM
@Doc - those gang members have civil rights ya know.


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