LANCASTER – A San Jose man, his wife and grandchildren were shot at early Thursday morning when they stopped in Lancaster while on a road trip to Palm Springs.
The shooting occurred just after midnight when the family stopped to rest and get something to eat at the shopping center near Avenue J and 17th Street East, according to the victim.
The victim who didn’t want to be identified said he was on foot near Stater Bros. when two young men confronted him and tried to rob him. (View his interview above.)
The victim said, as he was holding off the assailants, he saw his wife pull their vehicle into the parking lot from Del Taco.
He said he raced to his vehicle and got inside, but the assailants tried to pry the door open.
“I overpowered them and then they shot the guns right through the window,” the victim said. “I had both my grandkids in there, my wife… it’s just really unfortunate.”
The victim said the family was able to get to the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station for help.
Deputies at the station helped the family get to a local hotel, and an investigation is underway. No suspects were in custody as of Thursday morning, officials said.