Police said the one-man crime wave began about 4:45 p.m. when the gunman shot a man who was sitting in a silver sport utility vehicle in the 1400 block of Newton Street.
That man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
“I just thought it was firecrackers,” said a neighbor who did not want to be identified. “Firecrackers or gunshots, and that’s unusual. The middle of the day? Come on.”
After the shooting, police say he crashed a van and carjacked a vehicle in the 1500 block of Meade. The gunman then carjacked a U.S. Postal Service truck at West 24th Avenue and Julian Street, a police officer at that scene told 7NEWS. The postal worker was not harmed, police said.
Then the gunman jumped from the postal truck at West 29th Avenue and Irving Street and ordered a male driver out of his red Chevy Cobalt at gunpoint and drove off in that car, witnesses told 7NEWS reporter Marshall Zelinger.