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2 Men Wounded by Arrows Fired at Homeless Camp Along Bay Trail in Richmond

RICHMOND (CBS SF) -- A man suspected in the early Saturday morning shooting of two homeless men along the San Francisco Bay Trail in Richmond with arrows faces two counts of attempted homicide, an East Bay Regional Park District police lieutenant said Saturday night.

Park district police said they are searching for a black man in his early to mid-20s, approximately 5-feet-6-inches tall, about 130 pounds, with an athletic build. Parks police Lt. Gretchen Rose further described the suspect as "clean cut" with short curly black hair and brown eyes, last seen wearing a gray or blue heavy jacket with white fleece and an old blue backpack. He was riding a purple Cannondale bicycle.

Marshy Area South of Central Ave. in Richmond California. (Google Earth)
Marshy area south of Central Ave. in Richmond. (Google Earth)

The incident occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a homeless encampment beside the Bay Trail south of Central Avenue in Richmond. Two men and one woman were fired upon with arrows from an unknown weapon; both men were struck, and taken to a nearby hospital. One man was hit in the abdomen, the other in both the abdomen and leg, officials said. Both were listed in stable condition Saturday night following surgery, Rose said.

The woman was not injured.

The suspect is known to the victims, Rose said, but has not been identified. The suspect does not live in that homeless camp.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department Tip Line at (510) 690-6521.

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