2 shot, 1 killed in drive-by at Pontiac soccer game
One man is dead and another was treated and released after a double shooting at a Pontiac soccer game Sunday afternoon, police said.
Multiple 911 calls came around 4:30 p.m. from Pontiac’s Aaron Perry Park, on Edison and East Rundell, for reports of shots fired. Hundreds of people were there to watch a soccer league that plays on Sundays.
An altercation ensued between two groups of males. Two men from one of the groups left the park first, and the second group left soon after.
But the two men returned as passengers in a dark-colored sedan, police say, and both shot from inside the vehicle into the stands, where the group of men they’d been fighting with were last seen before both groups left. The two men who were shot were bystanders, never a part of the fighting, according to a statement from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
When police arrived, they found a male shooting victim lying on his back at the bottom of a set of bleachers. Witnesses told police that the victim was sitting on the fourth row, the top row, eating. The man, identified as Gilmar Carrillo, 42, of Pontiac, fell over after being shot.
Sheriff’s deputies administered CPR until the Waterford Regional Fire Department and STAR EMS paramedics arrived. They transported Carrillo to McLaren Hospital Oakland, but by 5:05 p.m. he was pronounced dead.
A second victim of the shooting, a 49-year-old man, turned up at the hospital with a graze wound to his back. He was treated and released.
Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the double shooting. Tips can be made anonymously at 800-SPEAK-UP.
Details on the suspected shooters are thin, other than that they are males, “possibly” of Hispanic descent. Information on the driver of the sedan and the make and model of the vehicle remains unknown.