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* Petaluma Police Seek Suspect That Shot Man Several Times in Chest on Trellis Lane

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The Petaluma Police Department is investigating a Saturday night shooting in the city that sent one man to the hospital with bullet holes in his chest. At about 9 p.m. Saturday, police received calls about shots fired and a man who had been shot in the chest in the 1500 block of Trellis Lane just south of the Petaluma Municipal Airport, police said. Responding officers found a 20-year-old Petaluma resident suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The Petaluma Fire Department transported the victim to Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, police said. His injuries were determined to not be life threatening, they said. There were numerous witnesses at the scene of the shooting, and police immediately began an intensive search of the surrounding neighborhoods toward which the suspects were last seen running, they said. Several residents from one of the adjacent neighborhoods called 911 to report seeing the suspects fleeing through backyards and climbing over fences, police said. Petaluma police brought in two dogs to help search for the suspects, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department also assisted with a helicopter, police said. However, the search was called off after “all areas were thoroughly searched” and the suspects were not found, police said. The two suspects are described only as males wearing all black clothing, according to police. They were believed to both be armed with handguns. The investigation into the shooting is still active, police said. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the names of the suspects or have any information that can help solve this crime.

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