Detectives are still investigating a shooting where a man died and a child was injured in San Mateo last week. The two shootings since have been linked, according to East Bay Times.
Police responded to 1600 block of Eleanor Drive at around 9:30 a.m. on Oct.30. There they found a man, 30, unresponsive, and an injured child in the driveway, according to San Mateo Police Department. The man was dead at the scene, but the child was treated at the hospital and has since returned.
More shootings were reported in the 900 block of South Norfolk Street at 1:12 a.m. on Nov. 1 and at 2:28 a.m. Nov 5. No injuries or arrests have been reported.
“The shootings are believed to be connected with the homicide on Eleanor Drive,” said police, adding that they have increase patrols to “help maintain order and the public safety for all San Mateans.”
Police understand the concerns of the community members and are doubling police presence around San Mateo.
Police have also gotten reports of civilians are closings streets along Eleanor Drive and shining flashlights into occupied vehicles. Roadblocks by these civilians are not permitted and police are urging anyone who encounters this to call 650-522-7700, according to East Bay Times.
Vigils are planning to take place Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, and a funeral is planned at the church in Shoreview Oct. 10. It’s believed up to 2,000 people from all over the country will attend, according to The Daily Journal.
Detectives are asking for the public’s help for any information they may have and are asking witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage related to these shootings are encouraged to contact Detective Sgt. Paul Pak at (650) 522-7660 or email@example.com. Anonymous tips can be submitted to http://tinyurl.com/SMPDTips or by calling (650) 522-7676.