Police arrest two in Skyline shooting incident


Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office apprehended two juveniles who were carrying an air rifle on Sunday (Nov. 14) after two motorcyclists called 911 to say that they had been shot and injured while riding on Skyline Boulevard in unincorporated Woodside, authorities said.

One motorcyclist had been shot in the right hand with a metal pellet that traveled "completely through her right hand ring finger as well as the thick leather glove she was wearing," said Lt. Ray Lunny of the Sheriff's Office. The woman's husband took her to the hospital, Lunny said.

The second victim was shot in the knee and taken by medics to San Mateo County General Hospital, Lunny said.

Deputies charged one of the youths, now in custody, with assault with a deadly weapon, shooting at an inhabited motor vehicle and projecting an object at a vehicle to cause great bodily injury.

The other youth was taken to San Mateo County General Hospital on a 72-hour mental evaluation hold after having made "several suicidal statements because he was caught committing this crime," Lunny said.

The 911 call elicited a response of six deputies, including a K9 unit. A search of the area turned up the two juveniles in the trees along the east side of Skyline just north of the 1300 block.

Dave Boyce

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Posted by lol
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm

lol emo kid fail.

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Posted by charge them as adults
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I hope the cops charge them as adults. Assault with a deadly weapon is not a prank. They could easily have killed someone.

Were these local punks from Skyline, or rich punks from down in the valley?

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Posted by correct location
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm

The Examiner gives the location of the shootings as 13100 Skyline Blvd, which is near the intersection with Kings Mountain Road. Web Link

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Posted by citizen
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Nov 15, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Good for SMPD ! They should be tried as adults, forget the No priors
plea for ight sentencing. They should have let the second kid's condition play out, no crime, no time.

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