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Sheriff: Gunman Shot At Man From Moving Car, Then Chased Him To Lancaster Gas Station To Shoot Him Again In The Head

Authorities say Castillo was laying on the ground, still on the phone with a 911 operator, when the gunman drove around, walked up to the wounded man, and shot him again – point blank in the head.

By CBS Los Angeles , in Los Angeles , at January 21, 2022

original article published at https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2022/01/21/sheriff-gunman-shot-at-man-moving-car-chased-lancaster-gas-station-shoot-head/

LANCASTER (CBSLA) — Authorities are looking for a gunman who shot a driver in Lancaster, then chased him down at a gas station to shoot at him again in the head.

(credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

The shooting happened on Dec. 3 at about 3:10 a.m. when Jason Castillo was shot by another driver as he drove near Challenger Way and Avenue K in Lancaster. The wounded Castillo was able to drive to a Shell gas station and call 911, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities say Castillo was laying on the ground, still on the phone with a 911 operator, when the gunman drove around, walked up to the wounded man, and shot him again – point blank in the head.

Castillo was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The City of Lancaster announced Thursday it would add $10,000 to the reward already offered by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, to a total of $20,000.

“The shocking fact that the gunman circled back to find Mr. Castillo, took aim and fired while he was already injured and helpless is deplorable,” Barger said in a statement.

(credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

The suspect was described a Hispanic man wearing a green shirt, black baseball hat, possibly with an “LA” logo, black shorts, white socks, and black shoes. His vehicle — a white 4-door BMW, possibly a 3 series, with tinted windows and gray rims – had major traffic collision damage to the front driver headlight and front passenger fender.

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact Detective James Phillips at (661) 948-8466 or (310) 601-6064.

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