On Friday, July 23, at 10:42 p.m., the San Rafael Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired near Third Street at Lootens Plaza.
Witnesses reported seeing vehicles speeding away from the area. A San Rafael Police Officer saw a black Dodge Charger speeding away from the scene. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it failed to yield. The vehicle eventually stopped near the top of Wolfe Grade. Officers located four people inside the vehicle, with two of the occupants suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim, a 25-year-old male from Fairfield, sustained life threatening injuries. The second victim, a 25-year-old male from Pittsburg, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Other responding units located the shooting scene on Lootens, where officers found a 62-year-old man suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
At about the same time San Rafael Police Dispatch was notified of a collision in the Central Marin Police Department’s jurisdiction, which covers Corte Madera, Larkspur, San Anselmo, Kentfield and Greenbrae. The occupants of the vehicle had been shot in Downtown San Rafael. One victim, a 24-year-old male from Stockton, was deceased at the scene and the second victim, a 29-year-old male from Stockton, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
While this was happening, San Rafael Police Dispatch was notified of an additional victim who was dropped off at an area hospital. A vehicle pulled up to the emergency department and summoned help for one of his passengers. Once the victim was removed from the car by medical personnel the vehicle fled. The victim, a 27-year-old man from Fairfield, died of his injuries at the hospital.
Many of the victims had come to San Rafael to attend a rap music concert at a Downtown bar. Police suspect the incidents were gang related.