"There was a verbal and then a physical exchange between the
victim and at least one of the car's occupants," he said. "It's
possible that this is a gang-related situation."
The incident could be the activity of a gang based near the site
of the shooting, Matthews said, adding that the injured man could
also have gang ties.
"He's saying that he's not, but everything doesn't seem to match
up yet," he said.
The man is recovering in an area hospital, Matthews said.
Police are still investigating the incident, Matthews said. Anyone
with information is asked to call Det. Tom Kister at 238-3263.
The area around the shooting site has a well-established
reputation for gang activity.
"It's a long-term gang area, but the amount of activity is very
sporadic and comes in waves," Matthews said. "That area has been
reasonably quiet in the recent past."