SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Sunnyvale police are investigating that city’s first shooting of 2018, near a convenience store early Friday morning. The owner of the 7-Eleven at the intersection of Sunnyvale Saratoga and West Remington Drive said the shooting victim stumbled into the convenience store between 10:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. bleeding from the mouth, unable to communicate, but clearly in need of help.
Sunnyvale police investigators said the victim is in his 20's or 30's, and was shot in the face near the intersection of Spinoza and West Remington Drive, then walked a quarter mile down to the corner, and into the 7-Eleven. He stood in the store for a minute, then walked outside and collapsed. That’s when a customer called 911, and Sunnyvale police showed up within minutes.
“Right now I don’t have any details as to the motive. What we do believe is that these folks were not from the neighborhood, and ah, not associated to that neighborhood,” said Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety captain Jeffery Hunter.
Neighbors said investigators were checking for clues in Las Palmas Park late Friday morning.
“We believe that this came from outside the area and that there is no connection to that neighborhood at this time. So we don’t believe the neighbor has anything to fear,” said Capt. Hunter.
Hunter said there are reports from neighbors of a vehicle being involved in the shooting. But they weren’t able to give detectives a make, model number, or license plate number. And there’s no description of the suspects, or the weapon that was used, in what officials say is Sunnyvale’s first shooting of 2018.
The victim is recovering fro non-life threatening wounds at a nearby hospital, but his identity has not been released. Investigators are reviewing surveillance video from inside the 7-Eleven to see if they can glean additional clues.