A boy was seriously injured after being shot multiple times in Watsonville late Sunday night, the second attempted murder in the city during the weekend.
Police responded to a report around 10:50 p.m. Sunday of shots fired in the 100 block of Miles Lane and found a teenage boy lying on the ground, police said.
"He has absolutely no gang affiliation," Sgt. Saul Gonzalez said.
Investigators learned that the teen was walking home Sunday night when he was confronted by several men who asked him about his gang affiliation.
When the 15-year-old denied being part of a gang, and one of the attackers shot him several times with a gun, police said.
The assailants fled the area and remain at large.
The boy was flown to a trauma center outside of Santa Cruz County where he was treated and listed in stable condition Monday morning.
The shooting comes just a day after a. The victim and another man had been walking when they were accosted by a group. One man got away, but the victim was slashed across his abdomen, suffering life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made in that case either.
Anyone with information about these incident is asked to call Watsonville police at (831) 768-3350 or the Crime Tip Line at (831) 768-3544.
—Bay City News contributed to this report.