One man has been arrested following a gang-related shooting in Half Moon Bay, the second such shooting seen by the small coastal city in recent months. The shooting was reported on the 400 block of Willow Avenue just before 9 p.m. on Friday, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Officers arriving on the scene found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
A suspect, identified as Jose Casillas Monroy, had allegedly fled the area on a bicycle. Deputies searched the area and found Monroy, a 29-year-old Half Moon Bay resident, on the 400 block of Cypress Avenue. He was detained and later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder with a gang enhancement.
Monroy and the victim are known to each other, Sheriff’s office officials said. An Aug. 14 shooting in Half Moon Bay that injured two people is also thought to have been related to a gang dispute, according to investigators. Four people have been arrested in connection with that shooting, including three Half Moon Bay men and one juvenile from Moss Beach.
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