VALLEJO, Calif. – An assistant football coach at Vallejo High School was shot Tuesday afternoon after breaking up a fight outside campus, police said.
Sources have identified the coach as Joseph Pastrana, defensive coordinator for the football team.
Pastrana was struck by at least one bullet and suffered a non-life-threatening injury, authorities said. He was taken to a local hospital.
According to the Vallejo Police Department, officers responded to the area just before 4 p.m. and determined that several students had been fighting with an unknown group when a staff member intervened and broke up the squabble. “Some of the involved subjects fled the area in a dark-colored sedan while shooting back towards the remaining group,” the police department said in a news release. So far, there have been no arrests.
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