Los Banos police are investigating a shooting that hospitalized a 19-year-old man Thursday night.
Officers responded around 8:30 p.m. to calls about the shooting in the area of San Luis Street and Racquet Club Drive, where they found the man suffering from a single gunshot wound to his leg. The victim said he was walking when he was approached by a man wearing dark clothing and a hooded sweatshirt. The suspect pulled out a gun and shot at the victim several times, police said. The suspect then ran to a tan minivan, which drove north on Racquet Club Drive.
The victim was flown to a Modesto hospital for medical treatment and has been released. Anyone with information on the shooting may call Det. Eduardo Solis at (209) 827-7070, ext. 137. To leave an anonymous tip, call (209) 827-7070, ext. 288.