Four people were shot early Monday morning in the parking lot of a popular Latin nightclub in San Leandro, just as large crowds of people were getting ready to leave.
Lt. Robert McManus said the four were struck by gunfire at 1:55 a.m. at Club Caliente in the 14600 block of E. 14th Street. All four were taken to the hospital, he said, and are expected to survive.
"Detectives are investigating the case right now, trying to interview witnesses," McManus said, "and use security video and try and figure out all the details to find the suspect responsible for this."
McManus said police believe there is only one male suspect at this point.
He added that he hopes the nightclub owners, who he described as "very cooperative," would be able to help.
"Club Caliente is a very, very, very popular, primarily Hispanic club, a dance club with a full bar inside with security on scene," McManus said. "Sunday nights seems to be the most popular night for the club. It’s drawing people from all around the Bay Area."
He said the shooting was especially dangerous at closing time when large crowds were trying to exit as the shooting erupted.
"We’re trying to gather as much information as we can," McManus said, "to get this person into custody.”