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Highway Shooting on 101 Near Belmont



    Highway Shooting on 101 Near Belmont
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    Police in Belmont continue to look for witnesses to a shooting  that took place along a mile of U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo County on  Sunday afternoon.

    Belmont police Lt. Patrick Halleran said in a statement today that  information gathered in the wake of the shooting and subsequent crash  indicated that the three people in a Dodge Charger that were shot multiple  times appeared to be the intended targets.

    "Information gathered so far indicates that this was not a random shooting," Halleran said.

    Investigators were trying to determine if the shooting was  prompted by a road rage incident or if it stemmed from another dispute,  Halleran said.

    At about 3:30 p.m., the Charger was shot numerous times as it  headed south on Highway 101 near the Ralston Avenue off-ramp in Belmont,  police said.

    The vehicle veered off the roadway and crashed through a  construction fence about a mile further south near an off-ramp to Holly  Street in San Carlos.

    Three people in the car were hospitalized with injuries from the  shooting or the crash, police said.

    A 19-year-old man from East Palo Alto and a 23-year-old woman from  Santa Cruz were treated and released.

    A 24-year-old man from Menlo Park remains hospitalized.

    No other vehicles were struck by bullets, and no one else was  injured, police said.

    Investigators are asking anyone with information about the events  leading up to the shooting, during or after the incident to call Belmont  police at (650) 595-7400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call (650)  598-3000.