MORGAN HILL (CBS SF) — A man was shot in the chest during a home invasion near an elementary school in Morgan Hill, and three suspects have been arrested, according to police.
The Morgan Hill Times reported the shooting happened during a home invasion at the corner of Calle Mazatan and Calle Verde, directly across the street from El Toro Elementary School.
Morgan Hill Police Capt. Shane Palsgrove told the Times the home invasion and shooting were not random, as the suspects knew the victim before they targeted him.
According to police, the victim had called 911 to say he was afraid he was about to be shot. Officers responded to the man’s home and found him with a single gunshot wound.
A witness told police that three people were seen running out of the home with their faces covered by bandanas, and they fled in a red Hyundai, the Times reported.
Kimberly Bair, a spokeswoman for the Morgan Hill Unified School District, said El Toro Elementary was placed on lockdown between 12:35 and 1 p.m. The lockdown was lifted without incident, said Bair.
The suspect car was stopped along southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Morgan Hill near Tennant Ave. and three occupants were arrested, police said. Palsgrove told the Times a handgun was found inside the car and officers believe the three occupants were involved in the shooting on Calle Mazatan.
The suspects were identified by police as 20-year-old Armando Hernandez and 21-year-old Alex Griego, both Morgan Hill residents, along with 25-year-old Justin Heppler of San Jose.
The 62-year-old victim was expected to survive his injuries. The motive for the home invasion and shooting were not known.