The Alameda Police Department arrested three young people suspected of being involved in a Friday shooting that left two injured and where a stray bullet nearly hit a mother and her two-year-old child as they drove by.
Officers responded to calls about a possible shooting at the 23000 block of Santa Clara Avenue on Friday at about noon, where they found “multiple spent shell casings,” the department said on Facebook. Officers later learned one individual involved in the shooting went to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to their leg, and a woman who was in the area was injured by shrapnel, although she declined medical treatment. Neither injury was life-threatening.
A car being driven by a woman with her two-year-old child was also hit by a bullet, which ended in the driver’s seat, according to the department.
Three young people have been arrested in relation to the shooting, which was investigated in conjunction with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department and the Oakland Police Department. Firearms and high-capacity magazines were seized during two of the arrests, but the department said it is not yet clear if the weapons were used during the Friday shooting.