Police Search For Suspect in Gas Station Shooting

The suspect opened fire on a white van that had just finished getting gas

By Elena Gomez and Andie Adams
|  Monday, Dec 9, 2013  |  Updated 5:04 AM PDT
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Man Opens Fire at Old Town Gas Station

The white van was shot at least seven times at the Arco on Old Town Avenue.

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An investigation is underway to find the man who opened fire at an Arco gas station in Old Town Sunday morning.

No one was injured during the shooting at the Arco on the 3800 block of Old Town Avenue around 3:15 a.m.

Police said a man in a light-colored sedan parked across the street from the gas station, got out of his car and shot several rounds at a white van that had just finished getting gas.

The van’s driver immediately reversed to get away, hitting a pole at the station, and then sped forward through a fence. The van almost veered down an embankment that leads down to Interstate 5.

A man and a woman were in the white van. Police said they may know who shot at them but are being uncooperative.

The van was shot at least seven times.

No shell casings were discovered, so police believe the suspect could have been using a revolver.

Investigators got no help from the gas station’s surveillance camera, which didn't appear to work.

Police said a nearby pedestrian was possibly scared by the gunshots and ran down the embankment onto the southbound 5 freeway, where he was hit by several vehicles and killed.

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