Police are looking for a person who shot an arrow into the back of a VTA employee in San Jose.
It happened at Sierra Grande Way and south Capitol Avenue Tuesday afternoon, a few blocks from James Lick High School in the city's Alum Rock neighborhood.
Investigators say the VTA employee on a break with a co-worker when the arrow hit him in the back.
VTA says the worker was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery, and is now recovering at home.
According to Russel Davis, Santa Clara County Sheriff spokesman, the shooting was not random.
"It looks like a ‘targeted’ attack because the reality is, somebody shooting an arrow, very unlikely in that case," Davis said. "So we’re ruling it a targeted attack at this point.”
Neighbors of the area, like Jose Gomez, say the attack is "pretty scary."
"It’s pretty crazy. You don’t hear about people getting shot by an arrow like that very often," Gomez said. "Pretty scary. Random."
Authorities say a reward has been offered for information.
Anyone who witnessed what happened or has information about the case is asked to contact the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office at (408) 808-4500 or the Sheriff's Office Investigative Services anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431
Bay City News Service contributed to this report.