STOCKTON (CBS13) — A very brazen shooting happened in the parking lot of a Stockton Walgreens, while security cameras captured the entire event.
A man wearing a hat pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking the victim in the face with one of the bullets. The victim fell to the ground as the gunman got away as he laid motionless on the concrete.
Police say the shooting happened just before 8 p.m. on Monday night.
Security cameras caught the victim walking out of the Walgreens on West Lane, just as the suspect’s car pulled up.
Police say that just as the victim started to enter his car, the pair of men began to argue. Then the gunman shoved the victim, and a woman got out of the car.
Authorities say it’s not long after the argument started that a fist fight ensued between the two men, and then the shooter aimed at the victim’s head and fired at least one round, hitting him in the face.
“After we cut it off, you see a lot of citizens come forward tending to the young man until the medics get there,” says Officer Pete Smith, Stockton Police Department.
Investigators have released the violent video because they’re hoping someone out there knows the shooter or the woman driving the getaway car, which police describe as a light colored or silver Chevy HHR.
“We’d like to get their side of the story, we have a very convoluted situation here,” says Officer Smith.
Police say it’s not clear if the pair knew each other, and there is nothing suggesting either are gang members.
The victim is expected to survive.