2 People Struck by Arrows Alongside Trail in Richmond Area

Two people were struck by arrows fired at them while they were at an encampment alongside a trail in the Richmond area early Saturday morning, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.

The suspect faces two counts of attempted homicide, officials said.

The two male victims and another person with them were fired at along the San Francisco Bay Trail, south of Central Avenue, the park district said.

Both male victims were hit and transported to a local hospital, according to the park district. They have been listed in stable condition, but one did have to undergo surgery. The other person with them, a female, was not hit.

Park district police said they are searching for a man in his early to mid-20s, approximately 5-feet-6-inches tall, about 130 pounds, with an athletic build. Parks police Lt. Gretchen Rose further described the suspect as "clean cut" with short curly black hair and brown eyes, last seen wearing a gray or blue heavy jacket with white fleece and an old blue backpack. He was riding a purple Cannondale bicycle.

The suspect is known to the victims, Rose said, but has not been identified. The suspect does not live in that encampment.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department Tip Line at (510) 690-6521.

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