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Witnesses Sought In Shooting Along Highway 101 In Belmont

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Police on the scene of a shooting near Highway 101 in Belmont on September 30, 2012. (CBS)

Police on the scene of a shooting near Highway 101 in Belmont on September 30, 2012. (CBS)

BELMONT (CBS SF) — Police in Belmont continue to look for witnesses to a shooting that took place along a mile of U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo County on Sunday afternoon.

Belmont police Lt. Patrick Halleran said in a statement Monday that information gathered in the wake of the shooting and subsequent crash indicated 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.

Around 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.

(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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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