A 19-year-old Santa Paula man who said he was mistaken for a gang member was shot in the shoulder while driving down Main Street Friday afternoon, police said.
Alex Oviedo, who was on the 500 block of West Main Street when a bullet struck him in the right shoulder, drove himself to Santa Paula Hospital for treatment, police said.
Oviedo told officers he is not a gang member, but most gang members in the city believe he is, police said.
Authorities said he has had his car and home shot at in the past, police said.
Oviedo said he did not see or hear anything when the shooting occurred, police said.