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News - May 9, 2012

Shots fired at dog walker

An 18-year-old man walking his dog on April 30 escaped unscathed after someone shot at him from a car near Newbridge Street and Hollyburne Avenue in Menlo Park, police said.

Around 8:28 p.m. police responded to a report of gunshots. The victim described the multiple shots as coming from a light-colored vehicle after its occupants called out his name. He ran as the car fled north on Newbridge Street.

Sgt. Kevin Paugh said it's clear the suspects knew the young man, but investigators don't know why he was targeted. Asked whether the crime may be gang-related, the police officer said that the victim denies being involved with one.

Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call police at 330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at 330-6395.

— Sandy Brundage