Updated Tuesday afternoon with additional information.
BARSTOW • Police are looking for information on a seemingly random shooting that injured a Barstow man Monday.
A 21-year-old man was hospitalized after being hit by two bullets that pierced the door of his car as he was driving down the street after dropping his stepson off at Cameron Elementary School, said Barstow Police Department Sgt. Andy Espinoza, Sr.
Cameron Principal Derrick Delton said, however, that the school had no record of a student being dropped off at the time of the shooting.
Multiple people called 911 to report hearing shots fired on Carson Street and Muriel Drive at about 11:43 a.m. When police arrived on scene, the victim was already gone, Espinoza said.
The man's wife drove him to Barstow Community Hospital shortly thereafter, for treatment of wounds to his leg and knee. Because of damage to the knee, the man was later transferred to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Espinoza said.
Police are looking for a man they believe may have more information about the case, although he has not been identified as a suspect yet, Espinoza said. He declined to release the man's name.
Police have not determined whether the victim and shooter knew each other or what the motive might have been, Espinoza said.
"It appears right now on the face value that it may have been just a reckless discharge of a firearm that hit the victim," he said.
To report information relating to the shooting, call Det. Leo Griego at 760-255-5187 or the Barstow Police Department at 760-256-2211. To remain anonymous, call WE-TIP at 1-800-78-CRIME.
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