Local teen faces attempted murder charges after shooting incident

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A Google Maps screenshot shows the Latham Street 7-Eleven, site of the Oct. 29 shooting.

A Mountain View teen is in jail and facing attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting at a vehicle containing two adults and an infant.

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred at approximately 10:50 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 29) in the 1900 block of Latham Street.

According to Mountain View Police detectives, the 17-year-old suspect argued with a man inside the 7-Eleven store at 1905 Latham St., and the two continued their argument outside the business until the teen pulled out a gun. The man then got into his car, which contained a woman and an infant, and began driving away. The teen opened fire at the vehicle, but he missed.

Detectives responding to the scene learned the intended victim knew the suspect, and they apprehended the teen at his nearby home, according to police reports. They found a gun within the home and believe it is the one used during Sunday’s shooting.

“Our officers responded quickly and did an excellent job piecing this incident together to arrest the suspect,” said Lt. Michael Canfield of the Mountain View Police Department. “I am proud of their work.”

Police booked the suspect into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. His name was not disclosed to the public due to his age.

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