A man on a black motorcycle reportedly fired multiple shots at a white pickup truck parked on Evergreen Avenue between Ethel and Miller avenues late Friday morning, blasting out the truck's windows and causing minor injuries to the two people inside, law enforcement officials said.
Marin County Sheriff's Office investigators and Mill Valley Police were called to the area of 34 Evergreen Ave. at around 11:30 a.m. Friday on reports of multiple gunshots, Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Hale said. When they arrived, they found the pickup truck on Miller Ave. in front of the and . Neither victim had been hit.
The driver of the pickup apparently drove onto Ethel Ave. and then Montford Ave. after the shooting but stopped with both windows shot out and glass scattered around the truck, Hale said. It was unclear if the pickup truck driver was pursuing the alleged shooter, who was last seen headed southeast on Miller Avenue.
The two people in the pickup truck, a young white man and a young white woman, sustained minor surface abrasions on their arms, while the male driver also sustained cuts to his face. Both were taken from the scene by a Sheriff's deputy. The truck was towed away from the scene.
Hale said it was unclear if the victims and the suspect knew each other.
Larry Shaw, the board president of the Buddhist Temple of Marin on Miller Ave. said he heard multiple gunshots that were evenly spaced out, which made him think they were fired from an automatic weapon.
"This sort of thing doesn't happen in Mill Valley," he said.
Police are searching for the suspected shooter, who described as wearing all black clothing and a black motorcycle helmet. Deputies cordoned off the area of the shooting at 34 Evergreen as they investigated the scene and interviewed the victims at a nearby household. Deputies were later scene going door-to-door at nearby homes and businesses looking for witnesses.
Anyone with information concerning this matter is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 415-499-7233. To remain anonymous and possibly become eligible for a cash reward, call Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.