Salinas cops: Couple, 8-year-old boy spared in gang attack

gang shootingA man, his wife and his 8-year-old son were spared injury Tuesday when a gunman opened fire on an east Salinas home in a gang-related attack, police said.

At 7:45 p.m., the 30-year-old target of the gunfire was standing in front of his residence on the less than 100 block of Oregon Street, police said.

The man noticed an older-model white or tan Honda Accord cruising slowly down the street. It almost stopped in front of his home, when the right rear passenger got out, police said.

Realizing what was about to happen, the resident took cover. The man who’d gotten out of the car fired several shots, missing his target but sending a large-caliber round into the home, where it got stuck in a wall of the front room. The room was occupied by the man’s 8-year-old son and 27-year-old wife, neither of whom was injured.

The gunman got back into the Honda, which sped off down Oregon toward Sanborn Road.

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