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Teen Who Was Shot on BART Path in Surgery

One of the two teens shot Wednesday afternoon on the BART path near Fairmont Elementary School in El Cerrito was in surgery last night at a local hospital, according to police.

Police said that one of the two teen males shot by two other young males on the BART path in El Cerrito Wednesday was in surgery last night, according to Bay City News Service.

One of the two victims was seriously injured in the shooting just before 2 p.m. on the path, which is also known at the Ohlone Greenway, police told Patch. The other teen suffered injuries that appeared to be superficial, according to El Cerrito police Capt. Michael Regan.

The two shooters, described by police as young African-American males in black hooded sweatshirts, fled on feet eastbound on Stockton Avenue, police said. The shooting occurred about 100 yards south of Stockton on the path, police said.

Police are continuing their search for the shooters. Anyone with information is asked to contact El Cerrito police at 510-237-3233.

Both victims are believed to be high school students, though not from El Cerrito High School, according to Regan.

Fairmont school was locked down for 30 minutes and the high school for little over an hour until police were confident that the assailants were no longer in the area.

A Ritchie January 24, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Such a sad story. Pray for the victims and let's work together to see how we can help them.
LesPerez January 24, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Find these thugs. They probably took Bart went back to Richmond.
Catherine Krueger January 24, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Just to steal shoes!!!! Very sad. I hope the kid makes it but they will be both scarred and scared for life.
Teresa Suchowaski-Gonzales January 24, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Went back to Richmond ! Really LesPerez. Maybe you haven't seen the news, Richmond is doing just fine. We don't need your negative comments.
Borris Batanov January 24, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Was this gang related?
Lisa Tsering January 24, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Our family moved to El Cerrito from Oakland a year ago. I notice the crime has gotten worse. Please don't blame us. :-)
Ken & Molly January 24, 2013 at 08:32 PM
We have stopped walking along the Bart track since wayback, as we heard more and more news of opportunistic crimes underneath the Bart track on Ohlone Greenway.
HillPeep January 24, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Perhaps we in the neighborhood should make a point to walk on the Greenway more often so that it can't be used as an isolated place to commit a crime.
john tinloy January 24, 2013 at 09:38 PM
I like the idea of taking back our community from thugs. How can we do that safely?
Sherene Kelly January 24, 2013 at 10:48 PM
It had become a bad area for drug use and crime. It is poorly lit and unsupervised. I don't appreciate the Richmond comment since I am a Richmond resident and past El Cerrito and Kensington resident. There are bad apples in every community, we just have to be diligent and on the look out to prevent horrible situations like this. I hope that the surgery goes well and they find the purpetrators.
elayn david January 25, 2013 at 06:12 AM
My little cousin kenneth was the one that was injured he is now undertaking surgery
steve January 25, 2013 at 06:28 AM
My son knew the students who were shot. I also happended to meet both of them and they are great kids. It is just unfortunate that we live in time were people care so little about others and are willing to kill over shoes. I pray for the recovery of all of the victims and their families. Also it does not matter where you live or where you come from this is another reason we need to look at tighter gun control laws and punishment for hand gun abusers. I also pray for the police that they will be able to catch the perpetrators of this senseless crime.
Ken & Molly January 25, 2013 at 06:31 AM
Please keep us posted about the progress of your cousin Kenneth who was seriously injured. We are all praying for him. If there is anything we can do to support the family during this difficult time, let us know. The community needs to come together to support each other.

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