San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

2 Arrested After Shooting at Garin Regional Park in Hayward

Garin Regional Park
2 Arrested After Shooting at Garin Regional Park in Hayward

Two men were arrested today at Garin Regional Park in Hayward on charges connected to firing a handgun into the air, prompting evacuation and closing of the park in the afternoon, East Bay Regional Park District police said.

Police from the park district and the Hayward Police Department, plus a California Highway Patrol helicopter, responded to the park at about 2:10 p.m. today, after several reports of someone firing a handgun near the Arroyo Flats camping area.

Two men and a woman were arguing with one another, police said; police found the woman near Arroyo Flats, and the two men on the ridgeline above Jordan Pond. The two men were arrested on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm and possession of drugs for sale, as well as probation violations.

Both were taken to jail. The woman was questioned and released.

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