ATTEMPTED MURDER: Neighbor Shoots Black Airbnb Renter Just For Walking To The Grocery Store
A California man has been charged with felony assault after allegedly shooting a black man who was walking to the grocery store in his neighborhood.
According to NBC News, 66-year-old Mark Waters was charged with felony assault with a semi-automatic firearm resulting in great bodily injury and personal use of a firearm.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office says more charges may come as the investigation is looking into the incident as a possible hate crime.
The report goes on to state that the victim, who is 21 years old, left the Airbnb he was renting to walk to the grocery store when he was shot by Waters.
According to the report, he saw Waters exit a home and “quickly approach him while holding a black handgun.” When the victim turned to run, Waters fired a single shot which struck him in the leg.
District Attorney Jeff Rosen condemned the shooting saying, “Everyone should be safe walking to the store.”
“We will not tolerate such senseless and violent acts in this county. We wish the victim a speedy recovery and will make sure he receives justice for this brutal assault,” Rosen added.
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