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Atwater police looking for three men in Sunday shooting

Atwater police are looking for three men who shot at another man driving in Atwater late Sunday night.

A 26-year-old Winton man told police he was driving his 2001 Honda Accord in the Five Corners area of Atwater around 11:20 p.m. Sunday when three Hispanic men in a 1990s-model Pontiac, possibly a Grand Am, attempted to gain his attention and made gang signs with their hands. When both vehicles came to a stop, the men shot at the the Accord, narrowly missing the driver.

The Pontiac then went south on Shaffer Road and onto SP Road, said Det. Armando Echevarria. The Honda was struck twice in the driver-side door and officers noted the evidence indicated a small-caliber semi-automatic handgun was used during the shooting.

Anyone with information may call Det. Chris Hambrecht at (209) 357-6288 or the Atwater Police Department's automated tip line at (209) 357-6390.

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