Three people were shot and a fourth injured Sunday morning at the Chevron gas station near the intersection of San Felipe Road and the Highway 25 bypass. Hollister Police say the incident appears to have stemmed from two rival motorcycle clubs who had a physical altercation on Saturday evening at the Hollister Rally downtown.
At about 10:30 a.m. July 6, Hollister Police officers received a report of a shooting at 631 San Felipe Road, where they found three persons suffering from gunshot wounds and a fourth victim suffering from injuries consistent with an assault. Officers located and identified another individual shortly thereafter near the crime scene and arrested him in connection with this incident.
One member of the involved motorcycle clubs was arrested Saturday for a concealed weapons violation (possession of dirk or dagger). Both clubs left the event area shortly after this incident. On Sunday morning, these same two clubs crossed paths at the Chevron station and violence erupted. It appears that multiple people in both clubs were involved in an initial physical altercation which then resulted in shots being fired by one or more people involved in this altercation, police said.
All four victims received medical attention by Hollister Fire Department and AMR once the crime scene was secure and stable. Three of these victims were flown for medical attention to Bay Area hospitals. No information was available Sunday on the medical condition of these victims. A fourth victim refused medical attention at the crime scene. This investigation is in its preliminary stages. Investigative leads are being followed up at this time. Initially, police said. it appeared there are multiple suspects.
“Grown men shooting at each other over colors is in no way honorable or respectful to our community’s hospitality. Like I’ve said in the past, if you want to fight over colors, fight for our nation’s red, white and blue,” said Hollister Police Chief David Westrick.
If anyone has information related to this investigation, they are asked to contact Gang Officer Matt Weiss at the Hollister Police Department at 831-636-4330, ext. 132. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.