Tuesday, October 14, 2008

2 shot, 1 beaten in west Santa Rosa

2 shot, 1 beaten in west Santa Rosa

Deputies say incident occurred at home targeted in earlier invasion robbery


Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 4:43 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 4:43 a.m.

Two men were shot Monday night and another was beaten at a west Santa Rosa home where 30 marijuana plants had been stolen earlier in the day in a home-invasion robbery.

The victims of the shooting, reported at 7:43 p.m. on Todd Road south of Llano Road, drove themselves to two hospitals, where they were being treated for their wounds, said Sgt. Mark Fuston of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department.

Outside the emergency room at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, a black Lincoln sport utility vehicle spattered with blood and riddled with bullet holes was cordoned off with police tape while family members of the victims waited inside.

"He called me and said, 'I've been shot in the face,' " said Camille Blois, who was waiting to hear about her 28-year-old son, whom she would not identify. "His friend grabbed the phone and said, 'I'm driving him to the hospital.' "

Another gunshot victim drove to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

The condition of the victims and their names were not released.

Fuston said no arrests had been made.

"The guys inside aren't really cooperating," Fuston said outside the Kaiser emergency room.

At about 2 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to the same house to investigate a home-invasion robbery, Sheriff's Lt. Greg Miller said.

The robbery victim told investigators three men entered her home and took about 30 plants, according to a report on the sheriff's Web site.

The victim and her roommate were handcuffed during the robbery, the report said, and one of the suspects displayed a handgun.

The three suspects were described as wearing dark and camouflage clothing. All had on dark glasses, and all were described as being in their 40s.

The suspects fled the area in a white van and a dark-colored sedan.

Late Monday, it was not clear how the shooting at the single-story ranch house occurred or whether it was related to the earlier robbery.

Multiple shots were fired, but no weapons had been recovered, Miller said.

He said the shooting did not appear gang-related.

You can reach Staff Writer Paul Payne at 762-7297 or paul.payne@pressdemocrat.com.


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