Moray Way residents startled by gunfire incident
by Nick Rappley | Patterson Irrigator
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A man was nearly shot during a daytime drive-by shooting on the 500 block of Moray Way on Friday, April 26.

At least five shots were fired out of a white, four-door car heading north on Moray Way near Moray Court just before 2:30 p.m., according to the man who had bullets whiz past him.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was working in his yard with a friend when the car approached and someone inside opened fire five times.

One bullet struck a tree near the man, and another entered a house near a child’s bedroom.

The man said the shooter was holding a revolver, but he could not tell what caliber it was.

He said he does not understand why he was targeted.

“I don’t have a clue,” he said. “I don’t know what this dude was thinking.”

Sgt. John Walker with Patterson Police Services said whoever pulled the trigger probably identified the wrong house and victim. Police have no suspects or possible motive, he said.

“(The victim) doesn’t look like he was the intended target,” Walker said Tuesday, April 30.

Another witness, who also refused to be identified, heard the gunfire.

“I was in my bedroom, and all of a sudden I heard pow, pow, pow, pow,” the witness said. “By the time I got to the window, (the suspect) was gone.”

Another witness on the block reported hearing four or five shots and someone yell, “He has a revolver.”

Normally, the street is quiet except for the occasional speeder, the witness said.

“You hear cars going by fast, but nothing like this. I’ve always thought it was a rather quiet street,” they said.

Police also searched the Walker Ranch development near Apricot Valley Elementary School for a car that fit the description of the shooter, Walker said.

The car was found and determined not to be the shooter’s vehicle, he said.

• Contact Nick Rappley at 892-6187, ext. 31 or nick@pattersonirrigator.com.

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