Novato police are investigating a shooting Sunday that left a victim hospitalized with wounds to his stomach and leg.
The shooting occurred at about 4:15 p.m. in the area of Hamilton Meadow Park School on Nave Drive. Novato police and Marin County sheriff’s deputies swarmed the neighborhood in search of a man and a girl who might be connected to the shooting, according to police broadcasts. They were seen heading east on Main Gate Road.
Police arrested two suspects a short time later in the area of Bolling Drive and Captain Nurse Circle. Their names were not released Sunday night.
The victim was conscious when firefighter-paramedics reached him, said Battalion Chief Jeff Veliquette of the Novato Fire Protection District. The victim was taken to Marin General Hospital for treatment.
He is expected to survive, said Novato police Lt. John McCarthy. The age of the victim was not released.
Novato police were still investigating the motive and the circumstances leading to the shooting. Police did not say whether gang affiliations are suspected.
The incident caused a stir around the neighborhood, where last Sunday a 9-year-old boy was severely injured after climbing to the roof of Hamilton Meadow Park School and falling through a skylight.
Tyron Broussard of Novato and his son Markus, 10, were practicing batting at just down the road from the school when they heard what they first thought were two bursts of firecrackers around 4 p.m.
“Then we saw a sheriff drive by and he asked us if we saw anything,” Tyron Broussard said. “We asked what had happened and he said they were gunshots.”