Football Coach Shot Trying to Break up a Fight Between Students.
Posted on September 16,2022
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.