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Police Release Surveillance Photo of 2 Men Believed to be Involved in Target Parking Lot Shooting

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RICHMOND, Ca: Police Release Surveillance Photo of 2 People of Interest in Target Parking Lot Shooting. Photo provided by Bay City News
RICHMOND, Ca: Police Release Surveillance Photo of 2 People of Interest in Target Parking Lot Shooting. Photo provided by Bay City News
Police in Richmond are asking for the public's help in identifying two people of interest in connection with a shooting that seriously wounded two victims in a strip mall parking lot Tuesday.

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Surveillance images from the Wingstop restaurant in the strip mall at 4300 MacDonald Ave. show two young men suspected of involvement in the shooting, which was first reported in the shopping center's parking lot at 5:43 p.m. Tuesday, according to Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov.

 
A 17-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man, both from Richmond, were injured in the shooting and taken to area hospitals. The teen was initially listed in critical condition at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek but has since been stabilized and is improving, Abetkov said.

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The 23-year-old victim was treated for his injuries and released from Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo. Multiple witnesses reported the shooting and several officers in the area, including Richmond police Chief Chris Magnus, arrived on the scene soon afterward.
 
However, both the suspects and victims were gone by the time they arrived, police said. Abetkov said detectives are trying to determine whether the suspects and victims had a dispute leading up to the shooting. Police haven't been able to identify the two young men captured by the surveillance cameras and are asking for anyone who knows them to come forward.
 
Police said the shooting suspects' vehicle is described as a silver or gray Infiniti FX SUV. Anyone with information is urged to call Richmond police Detective Florencio Rivera at (510) 621-1755 or the Police Department's non-emergency number at (510) 232-1214.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call (510) 232-TIPS.
Giorgio C. April 17, 2014 at 09:16 PM
I see three people in the photo, but only two are people of interest. If I'm the person of non-interest in this photo, I'd be thinking "Hey, how about some additional clarification!" Do you mean the two guys wearing hats? The other guy doesn't look old.
Gary Matalucci April 18, 2014 at 07:54 AM
Aren't they going to miss their classes at Stanford or Cal Tech?
Dr. Ingerb April 18, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Agreeing with Giorgio C.: It's a pretty big journalistic gaffe not to identify the persons of interest, and the editors (or the police) probably should have blocked out the third person's face. By not identifying who is who in the photo, you force us to make assumptions about who the bad guys are based on appearance. Sure, we have to do that in real life, but we're often wrong. It's a good thing for Patch to publish photos to help police after a violent incident, but there should be no need for us to draw on our simplifying prejudices in trying to be helpful. That's very bad journalism.
Giorgio C. April 18, 2014 at 10:35 PM
Yes, Dr. Ingerb, "prejudice" is the right word. The author of this article expects us to filling in the missing information using racial prejudice.
Dave April 19, 2014 at 12:06 AM
I guess no one read where it says,"Police haven't been able to identify the two young men captured by the surveillance cameras." I see 2 young and one older male. Step down off the racial prejudice soap box.

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