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Teens busted for shooting drivers with pellet gun in Woodside

Published on 11/16/2010

Two teenagers were taken into custody Sunday afternoon after police say the pair shot a pellet gun at passing drivers, hitting and injuring at least two people.

Two motorcyclists riding on Skyline Boulevard around 3:10 p.m. called 911 to report they had possibly been shot, said San Mateo County Sheriff's Lt. Ray Lunny.

Deputies found a woman who had been hit by a metal pellet traveling fast enough to pierce her thick leather glove and then pass through her right ring finger. Her husband took her to the hospital for further medical treatment. A second person was shot in the knee. An ambulance took that person to a hospital for evaluation.

Neither victim reported seeing anyone along the highway with a weapon. But deputies began searching the area and eventually found two teenagers, who have not been identified because of their age, and an air rifle on the east side of the road just north of 13100 Skyline Blvd. They admitted to shooting at passing drivers, Lunny said.

One of the teens was taken to juvenile hall on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, shooting into an occupied vehicle and shooting at a vehicle with the intention of causing injury. Deputies took the other suspect to the hospital because he made suicide threats which were sparked by his being caught by police. The hospital will turn him over to deputies after it releases him.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office at 650-363-4066.