Shooting and vehicle crash on Highway 101

Gabriela d'Souza, Staff Writer

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On Sept. 30, a shooting and vehicle crash occurred on Highway 101 at the Holly Street exit in San Carlos.

The incident sent three people to the hospital that afternoon and closed the southbound lanes for nearly four hours.

Belmont police have stated that the shooting took place around 3:41 p.m., with the vehicle crashing about five minutes later into the bushes on the side of the freeway.

The car was a red 2009 Dodge Challenger that had been struck with several bullets. Two men and three women were in the car at the time, the 24-year-old Menlo Park man and 19-year old East Palo Alto victim had been struck by gunfire. The 23-year-old woman from Santa Cruz was the only one unhurt by the incident.

The Belmont and San Carlos police are not sure if the shooting was the result of road rage or if it developed from some other dispute. However, they do believe that this was not a random accident and that the victims were definitely targeted since no other vehicles were struck by gunfire.

Belmont and San Carlos police departments have continued to investigate this case and opened the investigation into more districts.

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