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Two Suspects Arrested in Unincorporated County Shooting

24-year-old victim in critical condition at Stanford Hospital.

Sheriff's deputies arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a shooting in unincorporated Redwood City Wednesday morning that left a 24-year-old man critically wounded.

The shooting was reported by a resident of the 300 block of San Carlos Avenue at 2:28 a.m. after the bleeding victim pounded on the resident's front door, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

The victim knew who shot him, and was able to provide deputies with names and a description when they arrived, sheriff's Lt. Larry Schumaker said.

The victim was treated at the scene and then taken to Stanford Hospital. He remains in critical condition, but is expected to recover from his injuries, Schumaker said.

About 45 minutes after the shooting occurred, deputies stopped a car with three occupants who matched the description given by the victim, Schumaker said.

Deputies determined that two of the car's occupants, Okalani Latu and Alejandro Arguello, both 24-year-old Redwood City residents, may have been involved in the shooting, and arrested both. The car's third occupant is not believed to have been involved and was released.

Investigators are still trying to determine the motive and circumstances of the shooting, but said the suspects knew the victim and that the shooting was not random. Sheriff's officials said residents should not be concerned for their safety.

Anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to call the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office at (650) 363-4911 or an anonymous tip line at (800) 547-2700.

--Bay City News

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