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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sergeant Justin Graham
Date: November 13, 2023 10:15 AM
Case Number: SR23-07118

SRPD Investigating Late Night Novato Street Shooting

San Rafael, CA – The San Rafael Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred last night on Novato Street.  One man was injured by a bullet ricochet and was treated at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  No suspects have been arrested at this time, and SRPD is following leads.

On 11/12/2023, at 11:10 PM, an SRPD officer and witnesses heard multiple gunshots being fired in the area of Novato Street in the Canal Neighborhood of San Rafael.  Officers responded to the unit block of Novato Street near Kerner Boulevard and located a male victim who had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the upper leg.  Officers also located multiple bullet casings at the scene.

SRFD arrived at the scene and provided medical care to the victim.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for additional medical attention.

During the preliminary investigation, witnesses reported that a vehicle had been driving on Novato Street and had been yelling at several people on the street, including the victim.  It is believed that suspects may have been yelling something related to gang activity just before the shooting took place.  Several of the shots fired struck the ground and struck the side of a parked car.  One of the bullets that struck the ground is believed to have ricocheted and struck the victim.  

Officers canvassed the scene and located multiple bullet casings and fragments at the scene.  Officers also located several consumed and partially consumed alcoholic beverage containers.

This is an active case, and SRPD Detectives are actively working with leads to identify the suspects and determine the motive of the shooting. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.

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Posted: November 13, 2023 10:12 PST by Sergeant Justin Graham

Updated: November 13, 2023 10:42 PST by Justin Graham


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