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Shooting Victims Expected to Survive After Being Shot in Richmond Target Parking Lot

Multiple witnesses reported the shooting on Tuesday night.

A 17-year-old boy and a second male victim are expected to survive after being shot in a strip mall parking lot in Richmond on Tuesday evening, a police spokeswoman said today.

[Related article: Shooting in Busy Richmond Target Parking Lot Sends 2 to Hospital]

Police are attempting to locate suspects in the shooting, which was reported at 5:43 p.m. Tuesday by multiple witnesses in the parking lot outside of a Target and several other stores on Macdonald Avenue near 42nd Street, according to Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov.
 
Officers in the area arrived at the scene after hearing shots fired but both the suspects and victims were already gone. The two victims arrived a short time later at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo and police were notified.
 
The 17-year-old Richmond boy who was shot was taken in critical condition to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and is now in stable condition after undergoing surgery, Abetkov said.
 
The spokeswoman said the second victim, who is also believed to be in his late teens, was treated and released from Doctors Medical Center. Detectives hope the victims will have information that could lead them to suspects, she said. Abetkov said the shooting was not a drive-by and that detectives are investigating whether a dispute between the victims and suspects led to the gunfire.
 
After the shooting, detectives went to nearby businesses to see if there was any surveillance footage that can be used in the investigation, she said. Police are also hoping to speak to witnesses who may have been in the parking lot, which was "pretty populated at the time" of the shooting, Abetkov said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Richmond police at (510) 232-1214. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call (510) 232-TIPS.

—By Bay City News
Gary Matalucci April 17, 2014 at 03:02 AM
That Target is also bad news.

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