North Fair Oaks: Man, 18, wounded in shooting


An 18-year-old man was shot by an occupant of an SUV during an argument in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood of unincorporated Redwood City on Sunday night, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded and arrested two of the man's friends after fighting with them at the crime scene, sheriff's officials said.

The shooting victim was in the 100 block of Dumbarton Avenue at 10:55 p.m. when a black 1990s SUV, possibly a Jeep, pulled up next to him.

He got into an argument with the people in the SUV and a male suspect sitting in the back seat shot at him four or five times, sheriff's officials said.

The victim was found with one gunshot wound to his back. He was taken to Stanford Hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, according to the Sheriff's Office.

As deputies were investigating the crime scene, two of the victim's friends interfered with them, refused to step away, and eventually got into a fight with the deputies when threatened with arrest, sheriff's officials said.

Three deputies suffered minor injuries in the fight and both of the friends were arrested. They were identified only as 19-year-old and 15-year-old Redwood City residents and were booked into jail on suspicion of obstructing police officers, according to the sheriff's office.

Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related but are still working to track down the suspects in the SUV. Anyone with information about the shooting has been asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (650) 363-4911.

— Bay City News Service


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