Cops ID victim in shooting
Jeffrey Johnson killed, another man wounded after mayhem in Old Mountain View
Mountain View police have identified the young man killed in Old Mountain View last Thursday night in a double-shooting which also left another man wounded.
Mountain View resident Jeffrey Johnson, 20, died from a single gunshot to the torso, police said. Another man, who stumbled into a local hospital with gunshot wounds minutes after the incident, suffered non-life-threatening injures.
The incident began on the 700 block of Ehrhorn Avenue, near Calderon Avenue and El Camino Real, where officers responded at about 7 p.m. after hearing reports of gunshots and multiple vehicles driving away from the scene.
Less than three minutes later, police were alerted to a traffic collision at the intersection of El Camino Real and Ehrhorn, approximately half a mile from where the gunshots were reported, officials said. A white sport utility vehicle traveling southbound on El Camino Real had driven across all lanes and the center median of the roadway, striking two vehicles before coming to rest.
Johnson, the driver of the SUV, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The only passenger in the SUV, described as a man in his 20s wearing a green shirt or jacket, was seen walking away from the area of the crash. No other injuries from the crash were reported.
As emergency personnel were tending to the crash scene, police received reports of two dark-colored sedans driving erratically on the streets near Ehrhorn Avenue, but officers were unable to locate the vehicles. The suspects in both shootings are believed to have been in one of the sedans, possibly a Toyota Avalon, last seen driving east of the downtown area after the shooting occurred.
At about 7:30 p.m., a local hospital notified the Mountain View Police Department that a second shooting victim was at the hospital. That victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released, police said. As of press time, police would not release the information learned from the victim.
The shooting suspects are described only as Hispanic men in their 20s. The unidentified passenger in the SUV and the second shooting victim are not considered suspects in the investigation.
Police still have no motive for the shooting. Last week, police said they had no reason to believe the shootings were gang-related.
Anyone with information regarding the shootings or who may have seen any of the vehicles, victims or suspects is asked to call the Mountain View Police Department at (650) 903-6344.