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Teen allegedly shoots self, another stabbed in downtown Redwood City

Police found a 15-year old boy with an apparent accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound and a 14-years-old boy with a minor stab wound on May 21.
Courtesy Redwood City Police Department.

A teen on Sunday night allegedly shot himself in the leg and another teen was said to have been stabbed in the back near downtown Redwood City, police said. 

Officers responded to a reported shooting near 750 Marshall Street a little past 8 p.m. and found a 15-year-old boy with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his upper leg. Police believe the gunshot wound occurred due to an  “accidental discharge as a result of the juvenile having a firearm in his waistband.” 

Officers located a spent 9mm casing. The boy's gun was not recovered because it was allegedly taken from the scene by the boy's friends, who have yet to be identified, police said. 

Another boy who is 14-years-old was located at the scene with a minor stab wound to his upper back area. The two incidents are currently being investigated separately, but detectives are looking into any possible connections between the two events.  

Both boys were taken to the hospital for treatment for non life-threating injuries. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Redwood City police Det. Cagno at (650) 780-7669 or the police tip line at (650) 780-7110.


Bay City News contributed to this report.



Avery Luke

About the Author: Avery Luke

Avery Luke, a Los Altos native, is a reporter at the Redwood City Pulse. She was formerly a reporter at KPFA Radio in Berkeley. Avery is also a newscast writer at KTVU FOX 2 and holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago.
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