Shooting on Freeway Overpass in San Mateo Appears Gang Related - NBC Bay Area

Shooting on Freeway Overpass in San Mateo Appears Gang Related

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    Police investigate a shooting in San Mateo.

    The Peninsula Avenue overpass in San Mateo has reopened following an apparent gang-related shooting, police said late Friday.

    The shooting occurred around 4:30 p.m. today, when police received multiple reports of shots fired near the Peninsula Avenue overpass over U.S. Highway 101.

    Officers arriving on the scene found a 19-year-old male with at least one gunshot wound down on the south sidewalk on the overpass, toward the western portion crossing over North Amphlett Boulevard.

    The victim was transported to a trauma center for treatment of critical injuries and remains in stable condition this evening, police said.

    Investigators have located multiple witnesses in the area and now believe the shooting was gang related and not a random act.

    The community is not thought to be in any danger, police said.

    Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call police at 650-522-7700 or the Secret Witness Line at 650-522-7676. Tips can also be reported online at tinyurl.com/SMPDTips.

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