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Police Looking For 2 Suspects In Vallejo Salon Shooting

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Police on the scene of a shooting at a nail salon in Vallejo on February 13, 2012. (CBS)

Police on the scene of a shooting at a nail salon in Vallejo on February 13, 2012. (CBS)

VALLEJO (CBS SF) — Vallejo police are still searching for two suspects involved in the shooting that wounded five people at a nail salon on Springs Road Monday evening.

Three people were wounded, including a 2-year-old girl, inside the salon and two others were shot outside, police said.

Police have arrested one man, 32-year-old Chester Landers for being a felon in possession of a handgun, Lt. Ken Weaver said. Landers was later released from the Solano County jail.

The shooting began when a suspect walked across a parking lot and opened the door to Tina’s Nails at 1833 Springs Road around 7:15 p.m., Weaver said.

The suspect targeted a 27-year-old Asian woman from Vallejo who was having her nails done by a technician, Weaver said. She was shot multiple times in her lower body and was in serious condition Tuesday night at the NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, Weaver said.

At some point a 47-year-old Asian woman from Vallejo and her 2-year-old granddaughter from Oakland, who was sitting on her lap inside the salon, were struck by gunfire, Weaver said.

The toddler had surgery and was in stable condition Tuesday at Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland. Her grandmother was in stable condition Tuesday at the NorthBay Medical Center, Weaver said.

The suspect then backed out of the salon and he and Landers exchanged gunfire, Weaver said. A third shooter crossed the street and began shooting at the salon, Weaver said.

As the gunfight continued along Springs Road, a 32-year-old man from Vallejo, who was in the parking lot across from the salon, was struck in the lower body. He was in stable condition Tuesday at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Weaver said.

A fifth person, a 17-year-old Vallejo boy, also was hit by gunfire. He was in serious condition Tuesday at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, Weaver said.

Weaver said two handguns and 41 expended shell casings were recovered across four lanes along one city block of Springs Road.

Detectives served search warrants at residences in the area in their search for evidence, Weaver said.

The motive for the shootings is still unclear, Weaver said.

(Copyright 2012 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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