Man is shot in leg in San Leandro Walmart parking lot

AP Photo/Bay Area News Group

In an incident that police said might have been gang-related, a man was shot in his leg Thursday night in the same San Leandro Walmart parking lot where a man was shot and wounded on Black Friday last month.

The 22-year-old victim was shopping with his family around 10:20 p.m. Thursday at the Walmart at 15555 Hesperian Blvd. and then went outside to smoke a cigarette and noticed a suspect standing by a vehicle in the parking lot, according to San Leandro police spokesman Lt. Jeff Tudor.

When the victim began to open his passenger door, he also noticed a second suspect who was standing with the first suspect at the rear of his vehicle, Tudor said.

He said the suspects made a few comments to the victim and then the first suspect shot the victim in the leg.

The victim, a San Leandro resident, sustained a through-and-through gunshot wound that broke his femur, according to Tudor.

After the victim was shot, he got back into his vehicle, which was driven by his brother, and fled the area, Tudor said.

The two suspects chased the victim and his brother out of the lot in a gold-colored sedan, but there was no evidence to indicate that the suspects shot at the victim’s vehicle, Tudor said.

No arrests had been made as of this morning in connection with the shooting, which investigators believe is possibly gang-related, Tudor said.

He described the first suspect as a Hispanic man in his 20s who is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds and was wearing a dark T-shirt, black jeans and dark shoes and was armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

Tudor described the second suspect as a Hispanic man in his 20s who is 5-foot-6 and 160 pounds and was wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants, dark shoes and an Oakland A’s baseball hat.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, 21-year-old Christopher Murillo of San Lorenzo was shot in the same Walmart parking lot.

Murillo and his two cousins had been shopping for a video game.

Murillo was released from the hospital four days after he was shot and is recovering at home.

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting and face charges of attempted murder, robbery and attempted robbery.

Bay Area NewsCrimeLocalShooting

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Two new contractors charged with bribery in Nuru scandal

Two construction executives are facing federal bribery charges for allegedly giving former… Continue reading

S.F. museums to reopen to the public

Visitor capacity limited to 25 percent as safety measure

Small businesses in limbo as end of eviction moratorium nears

Many commercial tenants ‘teetering on the edge,’ unable to pay rent

Despite long run of ‘Spare the Air’ days, free transit remains a rarity

In response to weeks of unhealthy air quality caused by smoke from… Continue reading

City hopes to convert Granada Hotel to supportive housing

State grant could allow purchase of 232-unit Lower Nob Hill SRO

Most Read