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Police Shooting in Sunnyvale

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Authorities are at the scene of an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Sunnyvale near U.S. Highway 101 this afternoon, police said. The shooting happened near a Hobee’s restaurant at 800 W. Ahwanee Ave., near Mathilda Avenue. Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.

A clerk at a Motel 6 at 806 W. Awhanee Ave. said he heard about 15 gunshots and then a saw a wounded person being transported from a pickup truck. The clerk, John Carroll, 69, said he heard shots ring out at about 2:30 p.m. outside the Hobee’s restaurant. He said he then saw police cordon off the scene. “They pretty much shut down the area pretty quickly,” Carroll said. The pickup had bullet holes in the windshield and on both the driver’s and passenger’s sides, Carroll said.

“As many shots that were fired, it’s hard to believe” that the suspect survived, Carroll said. The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety reported on Twitter that the shooting stemmed from an operation headed by the Santa Clara Police Department and that Sunnyvale officers were not involved. Sunnyvale police Capt. Dave Pitts said no one else was injured in the shooting. Sunnyvale police reported on Twitter at 3:22 p.m. that they were assisting in an investigation and that two lanes of North Mathilda Avenue were blocked.

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