Saturday Drive-By Shooting in Chico Is Still Being Investigated

The shooting incident occurred across the street from the Warner Street Grocery & Deli in Chico.

Posted: Jan. 5, 2019 1:52 PM
Updated: Jan. 7, 2019 2:15 PM

Updated 12:22 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2019 - Action News Now spoke to the man who was shot, who said he would be facing surgery on Monday to remove the bullet that was shot into his face.

The victim said he was in the parking lot of the Warner Street Market when he was shot.

He also said he is 20 years old, not 18, as previously stated by police. The Chico Police Department has confirmed that the age originally given for the victim was incorrect.

The victim told Action News Now he had seen his attacker before. He said the man was an acquaintance of his brother's that he had not seen in approximately five years.

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Updated 7:33 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 - Around 12:30 Saturday afternoon Chico Police received a report of a hit and run in the 1100 block of Warner Street in Chico. When they arrived at the scene they discovered at 18-year-old with a gunshot wound.

Neighbors told Action News Now they heard a loud pop.

Kate Cahill said, "We saw a kid rolling out of a car all full of blood and rolling onto the street, and the car sped away. We asked the kid, 'Are you okay?' He comes crawling up to my lawn and he's like 'Help me! Help!'" 

"I go inside to grab a towel," continued Cahill, who said the 18-year-old was bleeding profusely from his face.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Police said the suspects' car was pulled over and two men have been detained.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Chico Police Department at (530) 897-4911.

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CHICO, Calif. - A shooting incident was reported to Chico Police at 12:35 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.

The incident occurred across the street from the Warner Street Grocery & Deli, which is located at 1147 Warner Street in Chico.

A market spokesperson said the road is closed at the intersection in front of his store. The spokesperson told Action News Now that investigators are on there way. He also said a gun shell casing is sitting on the street.

We have a reporter on the way to the scene of this reported shooting incident.

We also were told by a Chico Police dispatcher that a subsequent car chase involving a Hyundai with several occupants inside is related to the shooting incident.

This is a breaking story and we will provide more information here as soon as possible.

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