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Police: Highway 101 Shooting Was 'Not Random'

The shooting, which happened on Sunday, occurred in the stretch of highway between San Mateo and San Carlos.

Police are continuing to look for witnesses to a shooting that happened along a mile of U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo County on Sunday afternoon.

Belmont police Lt. Patrick Halleran said Monday 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.

-- Bay City News

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