Oceanside police are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for gunfire that struck and seriously wounded a pedestrian earlier this year.
At at few minutes past midnight on March 22, an unknown person fired five to six rapid gunshots in an alley behind 341 Brooks Street in Oceanside’s Crown Heights neighborhood, according to an Oceanside Police Department statement issued Wednesday.
The gunshots were aimed skyward and eastbound over Interstate 5, and one of the bullets struck the roof of a granny flat residence located to the rear of the main residence in the 300 block of Brooks Street, according to the statement. But another bullet crossed over Interstate 5 and struck a pedestrian who had been walking in Ron Ortega Recreation Park.
The park at 200 Brooks Street is directly east of the 300 block of Brooks Street.
The pedestrian was found on the ground one hour later by a passerby. The unidentified victim was hospitalized and remains in critical condition, according to the police statement.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4900 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.
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