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Police Investigating Shooting Outside Bayfair Center in San Leandro

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    Police are investigating a shooting outside the Bayfair Center in San Leandro, the third at this mall in the last two years. Bob Redell reports. (Published Friday, Jan. 15, 2016)

    Police are investigating a shooting outside the Bayfair Center in San Leandro, the third at this mall in the last two years.

    Late Thursday, an undercover detective spotted two suspects who seemed to match the description of the shooters near the Century Theaters and took them in for questioning. As of Friday morning, it was unclear if the men were indeed involved.

    The shooting was reported at 6:40 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot between Bed, Bath and Beyond and Old Navy stores, according to police. Officers swarmed the area and detained two people matching a suspect description.

    Police said there were two groups of people outside of the mall -- one group in a car and another on foot. At some point at least one of the groups shot at the other, police said.

    It is not known how many shots were fired and it appeared no one was hurt in the shooting, police said. Investigators checked local hospitals late Thursday to make sure no one was injured in the shooting.

    Police did report at least one car was struck by a bullet. Investigators are asking people who were in the area around 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to check their vehicles for any bullet holes.

    Officers also spent part of the investigation walking through the mall to look for any evidence.

    Police do not believe the incident was a random shooting and hope surveillance video at the mall will provide some clues to what happened. 

    In August 2014, someone shot a man in the leg in the parking lot near the Fresh Choice restaurant. And in December 2013, a man was shot in the mall's parking lot.

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