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Man fatally shot at Shoreline Ampitheatre

Unidentified 38 year old dies from gunshot wounds after Wiz Khalifa concert

Update: Rapper, five others arrested in fatal Shoreline shooting

A 38-year-old man has died as a result of injuries suffered during a shooting after a Wiz Khalifa concert at Mountain View's Shoreline Amphitheatre on Friday night, police spokeswoman said.

Police have identified the victim as Eric Johnson of Orinda, California. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced deceased.

Police are trying to identify the suspect of the shooting, who is described as a black man in his 20s with short hair, standing between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, Mountain View police spokeswoman Shino Tanaka said.

At the time of the shooting, the suspect was wearing a black top with perhaps white pants along with a red baseball cap, Tanaka said.

The weapon fired during the shooting was described as a black pistol with a large magazine, according to Mountain View police.

Police received multiple calls around 11:05 p.m. reporting shots fired at the popular amphitheater located at 1 Amphitheatre Parkway following the rap concert. Outside agencies also responded to Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Police are looking for any witnesses who may have information leading to the arrest of any suspects involved in the shooting, Tanaka said.

Anyone with video footage, photos, or similar evidence of the shooting, or of the backstage area leading up to the shooting, is asked to contact police at 650-903-6395.

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Mountain View
on Aug 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I find this story on PaloAltoOnline -- but not on Mountain View Online. Never mind that this is a Mountain View story, and as such, it should *also* be of interest to the folks running the Mountain View site.

Any possible explanations?


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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Mountain View
on Aug 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Just checked the Mountain View Online page, and the story has just been posted.


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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Aug 25, 2014 at 10:33 am

This was in the MV Voice on Saturday. Web Link


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Posted by SoulFan
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 25, 2014 at 10:58 am

Rap music ... wo-o-o-o-oh-oh !
What is it good for ?
Absolutely nothing,
say it again ...


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Posted by Don't Need No Gun Control
a resident of another community
on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Yea, when will the NRA stop with the "When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns" CRAP! Haven't we had enough demonstrations that packing your own piece simply does not work? When will the madness stop?

Yea, I know someone will come up with the fact that the perp could have stabbed him or shot him with a cross bow or some such ridiculous response.

When are we going to take back our country and stop all the cold blooded killing?


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Posted by Gun Control?
a resident of Mountain View
on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm

@ Don't Need Gun Control
We have gun control. We have laws that make it almost ipossible for LAW ABIDING people to own guns. We just need to have those laws enforced so the CRIMINALS don't have guns.
Quote MV Express:
Mountain View police detectives worked with the Irvine Police Department to execute search warrants at the Verizon Amphitheatre, where Wiz Khalifa and Young Jeezy were scheduled to perform on Sunday. Six people were arrested on suspicion of illegal weapons possession, according to the press release.
UnQuote
This murder was NOT by someone carrying a LEGAL, REGISTERED gun.


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Posted by ChrisC
a resident of College Terrace
on Aug 25, 2014 at 6:13 pm

ChrisC is a registered user.

Soul Fan, thanks for the chuckle, although not a story to chuckle about


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