No one was injured in a shooting early Sunday in the 2900 block of Secretariat Drive.
Lt. Sammy Joseph of the Atwater Police Department said shots were fired at the victim's car about 4 a.m. and hit it several times. Six .45-caliber casings were found at the scene.
The shooting appeared to have been gang-related because there are documented gang members living in a house near the scene, Joseph said. It's unclear how many people were involved or if they shot from a car or on foot.
Detectives are investigating, Joseph said, and details are preliminary.
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"The officers are concerned about escalating gang violence in that area," he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Bill Richards at (209) 357-6387.
Reporter Mike North can be reached at (209) 385-2453 or email@example.com.