SALINAS, Calif. – California police are looking for the gunman who shot a bicyclist as several dozen people held a peace vigil nearby over the weekend.
About 50 people had gathered in Closter Park in east Salinas on Saturday night to remember those killed by gang violence. As attendees sang songs and shared food, they say shots rang out about 150 yards away.
Sgt. Mark Lazzarini says a relative took the 21-year-old victim to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The man told police that the gunman had opened fire from a car.
No one at the vigil was injured.
Salinas has seen a record 29 homicides so far this year. Authorities say all of them are believed to be gang-related.