A white motorist has been charged with shooting a black man who told him to slow down last week, the victim’s family has alleged.
Bobby Gale of Stockton, Calif., was driving when he found a white driver who was going in the wrong direction last Friday.
His brother Marlon Gayle told Fox40 That Mr. Gayle told the man to slow down, “And then a man got out of the car and started saying the n-word and shot my brother.”
In footage of the incident, the suspect fired seven shots at Mr Gayle, allegedly hitting his throat and neck as well as his head.
Mr Gayle, who was hiding under a car, was taken to hospital and is recovering from his injuries.
A friend and colleague who managed to escape with Mr Gayle at the time and was not harmed, his family said.
Marylon described his brother as “a hardworking man and he is loved by everyone”, adding “I’m glad it’s not something that took his life”.
“Our message is love and hope and justice and truth, so we want the boy to be found,” Marylon said.
“But at the same time, we are very grateful and we will not let that message of hatred take away that our brother is alive and, you know, hatred and violence, it will never win.”
Stockton Police Chief James Cherska was informed, saying that the incident was “a very ruthless act of violence”, and that “no one should experience it”.
The shooter, who has not been found, was said to be a white male in his 30s. The police had appealed to anyone to give information.
a fundraiser It has been set up by Mr. Gayle’s family to cover “their medical and rehabilitation expenses”.
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