Gun Shots Fired on Evergreen Ave. - Police Hunt for Shooter

Witnesses say a man on a black motorcycle fired multiple shots at a parked white pickup truck Friday morning near Evergreen and Ethel avenues. The two victims inside the truck sustained minor injuries.

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.  

Mari April 19, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Chango - it's a mystery and the police are trying to figure all that out. I'm pretty sure the sidewalk comment was a joke. If you really want to know the truth about the million dollar concrete slab slated for Evergreen Avenue - read this : http://www.hv94941.com/p/evergreen-ave.html
Evergreen Resident April 19, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Chango, it was a joke. Although there really is no need for a sidewalk. The safety issues are a fiction. Scott, if you want to live in a neighborhood that fits your definition of "preferred asthetics," you should have considered Danville, or some other generic town, before moving to Mill Valley.
Mari April 19, 2012 at 09:18 PM
@Evergreen Resident : Thanks. I hope that the police find the shooter soon. @Change - many Homestead residents have stated repeatedly that we never asked for a sidewalk, do not need this sidewalk - and DO NOT WANT this sidewalk - Marin County is the RICHEST County in CA, with a budget surplus of millions of dollars. WHY do we need to take $900,000 from the Safe Routes fund to build an environmentally irresponsible concrete sidewalk all along the entire length of a semi rural street?
Scott April 22, 2012 at 06:38 PM
If that was a joke it was in very poor taste. That, of course, is what we've come to expect from this very vocal, very small group of people. They have a one track mind which is to impose their will on the majority of their neighbors. If you dare disagree then they think you should move. If all the people who disagreed with them (i.e. the vast majority of the neighborhood) actually did move, there'd be very few left in the neighborhood. Perhaps then the immediate neighborhood might be credibly considered semi-rural instead of the suburban neighborhood, with sidewalks, it is now.
Evergreen Resident April 23, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Scott, Actually, I am not part of the "very vocal, very small group of people" you mention. I first voiced an opinion re the sidewalk in response to comments to this article. Evergreen is perfect the way it is. We moved here a few years ago because of its rural nature. Now we not only lose the rural feel of the neighborhood in general, but also the area directly in front of my house will drastically change forever. I walk from my house to Miller with a 2 1/2 year old pretty much every day. We have never felt unsafe.


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