Police Say Pinole In-N-Out Shooting May Be Drug-Related

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Police on the scene of a shooting outside an In-N-Out Burger in Pinole on December 12, 2011. (CBS)

Police on the scene of a shooting outside an In-N-Out Burger in Pinole on December 12, 2011. (CBS)

PINOLE (CBS SF) — Police believe a shooting that seriously injured a man in the parking lot of an In-N-Out Burger in Pinole Monday evening may have been drug-related.

Pinole police Cmdr. Matthew Messier said the shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the fast-food restaurant, located at 1417 Fitzgerald Drive.

Police said they believe the victim, a 23-year-old Sacramento man, was meeting two men to engage in illegal drug activity.

One of the men shot the victim several times in the chest.

One of the suspects ran away and the other fled the scene in a vehicle.

The victim was airlifted to a hospital, where he underwent surgery and is listed in serious but stable condition today, police said.

The suspected shooter was described as a black man, between 25 and 30 years old, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, between 140 and 160 pounds, with a medium to dark complexion.

He has long dreadlocks, a clean-shaven face and was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jacket, blue jeans, blue and white Ken Griffey shoes. He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

The second suspect was described as a black man, between 18 and 25 years old, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. He has a dark complexion, short hair and a mustache.

He was wearing a black “Bulls” jacket and blue jeans, police said.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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