A man recently released from jail was the intended target in a shooting Tuesday night in Guadalupe, according to police.
Police say it happened at about 11:30 p.m. in the Treasure Park area of Obispo and Holly streets.
Guadalupe Police say a man had driven into the area to pick up a co-worker, which was reportedly routine for him, when two males in an older model, gray, 4-door Nissan Maxima pulled up and used their vehicle to block of the victim’s vehicle.
The men reportedly had hoodies covering their heads and faces and police say it appears they were waiting for the victim to arrive.
Police say the passenger of the Maxima got out and five shots were reported as being fired; however, the man being shot at reportedly ducked down and was not hit.
Police say the shots were fired from a .40-caliber handgun.
“One bullet went through the windshield (driver area) and penetrated the passenger neck rest. Another bullet went through the windshield (driver area) and penetrated the passenger back rest. A third bullet struck the rear window. The suspect vehicle and suspects fled south on Obispo Street from the crime scene,” police said in a press released.
Police say the victim had recently posted bail after being arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14 and rape.
Police are continuing to collect evidence as the investigation is ongoing.