A Mountain View man was shot in the leg with a handgun and robbed of his pellet gun Monday afternoon (June 27), police said.
The victim, who was taken to a local hospital for surgery, told police that he was in his driveway, located in the 200 block of Del Medio Avenue in Mountain View, when he was approached by two men who demanded his wallet at about 1:10 p.m., according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie.
The 53-year-old Mountain View man refused to give the robbers his wallet, and both men attacked him, Wylie said. During the fight, one of the assailants shot the victim once in the thigh with what police called a semi-automatic handgun.
The bullet went all the way through his thigh, Wylie said. Wylie could not confirm the man's condition, though she referred to his wound as a "serious injury."
The robbers did not take the man's wallet. However, they did steal a pellet gun, which the victim was holding at the time of the robbery, Wylie said. Apparently, the man was walking out of his garage with a pellet gun to shoot at a bird that was pestering him when he was approached by the robbers.
The robbers, described as a black male and Hispanic male in their late teens or early 20s, fled in a black sedan with a rear spoiler. They were last seen driving south on Del Medio Avenue.