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Convention worker’s grandson gravely injured in shooting

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (BP)–The grandson of a Nevada Baptist Convention employee is on life support after being shot during a Jan. 19 drive-by shooting.

Tom James Bacon, 21, was shot in the head while parked in front of a local fast food restaurant at 1:45 a.m. Redwood City police said gang violence has not been ruled out as a motive for the shooting.

Bacon is the grandson of Tom Bacon, missions resource director for the Nevada convention.

“This is a most horribly difficult thing,” Bacon said during a telephone interview from Stanford University Hospital. “We just ask that everyone pray for our family.”

Detective Donald Banks told Baptist Press the younger Bacon was parked in front of the El Grullense restaurant with a friend, Caitlyn Greenberg. Greenberg was reportedly wearing a jacket with gang colors.

“We are looking into the possibility that she may have been a target,” Banks said. “We are still examining motives.”

Banks said the gunman fired three shots into the vehicle. Bacon was struck once in the head. Greenberg was slightly injured by broken glass.

The gunman escaped on foot through a nearby apartment complex.

Bacon works for a local window cleaning company and lived at home with his parents, Alan and Sue.

He attends Calvary Baptist Church in Redwood City.

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