Jul 29, 2014

Shots Fired at Teen Dog Walker in Menlo Park

18-year-old man and dog escape attack unharmed.

Shots Fired at Teen Dog Walker in Menlo Park

Police in Menlo Park are trying to determine who fired several shots at a teenager as he was walking his dog on Monday night.

Officers responded to a reports of shots fired in the area of Newbridge Street and Hollyburne Avenue at about 8:30 p.m., according to Menlo Park police.

An 18-year-old man was walking his dog on Newbridge Street when a light-colored vehicle pulled up alongside him, police said.

It was not clear how many people were inside the vehicle.

After calling the victim by name, at least two of the car's occupants took out handguns and started shooting, police said.

The victim ran away, and neither he nor his dog was injured in the attack, police said.

The suspects' vehicle was last seen heading north on Newbridge Street.

It has not been determined if the shooting was gang-related, police said. The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Menlo Park Police Department at (650) 330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at (650) 330-6395.

- Bay City News

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