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UPDATE: Half Moon Bay Gang Shooting Suspect Back in Court Today

Preliminary hearing scheduled at San Mateo County Superior Court.

UPDATE: Half Moon Bay Gang Shooting Suspect Back in Court Today

Update 2/1: On Tuesday, the counsel for defendant DeLeon made a motion to continue preparing  for preliminary hearing, according to the District Attorney's Office. The preliminary hearing was rescheduled to Apr. 9 at 9:00 a.m. with a six-hour estimate. The attorney representing DeLeon is Chris Morales (privately retained). The defendant remains in custody on no bail status.

The man suspected of in Half Moon Bay's Arleta Park neighborhood last August is scheduled to be in county felony court today for a preliminary hearing.

Christian Serrano DeLeon, 21, is facing three counts of attempted murder with a gang enhancement, three counts of felony assault with a firearm, and possession of marijuana for sale in connection with the Aug. 14 incident.

DeLeon, a known member of the Norteños street gang and Half Moon Bay resident, allegedly shot at three Sureños gang members at First Avenue and Grove Street while riding a bicycle.

One man was shot in the chest, where the bullet lodged in his sternum. The individual's hand was "possibly" grazed as well, according to the county District Attorney's Office. The second man, identified to be , was shot in the foot. Both survived.

While a third individual was not hit with a bullet, prosecutors believe that the individual's location at the time of the shooting was within the "shooting zone," according to Steve Wagstaffe, San Mateo County District Attorney.

At the time of the incident, DeLeon was out of custody on bail for a gang-related assault case on Dec. 27, 2010, according to the District Attorney's office.

DeLeon's hearing is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. and is estimated to last approximately six hours.

The suspect is currently in custody on no bail status.

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