SANTA CRUZ, Calif.- Santa Cruz Police said they are continuing to follow leads Thursday night in the hunt for the man who shot a UC Santa Cruz student in the head near a bus stop Monday.
Police said Thursday the 21-year-old woman's stolen backpack was found behind Branciforte Middle School. Surveillance video showed a Chevy truck near the scene. The attack on Monday happened near the Natural Bridges bus stop.
The woman is now out of the hospital, and recovering, after a doctor found a bullet in her skull.
Investigators said the student was waiting at a bus stop on Natural Bridges Drive when she was shot in the head during a robbery Monday night at 7:30 p.m. The 21-year-old victim was taken to the hospital but has since been released and is with family. Police said on Tuesday night she was able to give them enough information to put out a sketch of the suspect.