San Rafael Police officials are investigating a Saturday afternoon incident involving two shots fired and anywhere from two to five males.
San Rafael Police Sgt. Roy Leon said multiple callers reported hearing gunshots at 1:33 p.m. near Playa de Ray and Vista del Mar, in San Rafael’s canal neighborhood.
“Officers responded to the area, quickly established a perimeter and started contacting witnesses,” Leon said.
Multiple witnesses said they heard two gunshots and saw a number of Hispanic males — reports range from two to five — running away from each other.
“One witness reported seeing a subject with a handgun,” Leon said.
Officers spent more than an hour searching the area, but they didn’t find any victims, suspects or evidence, Leon said.
Witnesses said the men were all in their early 20s and wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. Callers can remain anonymous. Tips can be made online at www.bayareacrimestoppers.org.
The Saturday incident was the fourth shooting that’s occurred in San Rafael since November.
A man was shot and wounded at the busy San Rafael Transit Center on Dec. 14, when there were an estimated 200 young people in the area. The shooting suspect was identified the next day.
Two people were injured in a shooting outside Club 101 on Nov. 23, where a physical altercation among patrons started inside the nightclub and spilled out into the club’s parking lot.
Earlier in November, two suspects were arrested in connection to a Nov. 13 gang-related downtown San Rafael shooting, when a man was shot in the back near the intersection of Fourth Street and Tamalpais Avenue.