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Two injured in Watsonville gang-related shooting

Watsonville, Calif. (KION-TV) Two teens were shot near Freedom Elementary School on the 200 block of Ross Avenue on Wednesday night, per Watsonville Police.

"Unfortunately I heard the gunshots. After I saw some kids running as fast as they can," said Leo De Los Santos, who lives near where the shooting happened.

The victims, who were identified as 14 and 18-year-old males by police, were taken to an area hospital. They are both expected to fully recover.

"It worries me as a parent because I have little kids," said De Los Santos.

According to police, the shooting was reported at 7:58 p.m. and is being investigated as a gang-related shooting.

“And that's just based off of some of the evidence that our detectives have been able to gather," Said Michelle Pulido, a spokesperson for the Watsonville Police Department.

There is currently no suspect information available to release. Anyone who witnesses the shootings is asked to call Detective Rebecca Ramírez at 831-768-3354.

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