Victim ID'd in fatal shooting near Redwood City

The victim of a fatal shooting early Saturday morning near Redwood City has been identified by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office as 17-year-old Solomone Zarate.

Authorities received reports of a loud noise about 12:05 a.m. on Columbia Avenue in unincorporated San Mateo County near state Highway 82 when a caller heard gunshots and yelling while speaking with a dispatcher, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies arrived within minutes of the report and found Zarate in the street suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead about two hours later, the Sheriff's Office reported.

Multiple witnesses reported hearing an argument between Zarate and a suspect described as a boy who is about 16 or 17 years old with a thin build who was wearing a baggy sweatshirt and jeans, according to the Sheriff's Office.

A possible suspect vehicle seen leaving the area was a white ragtop Ford Mustang.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Derron Sisneros at (650) 363-4055 or Detective Hector Acosta at (650) 363-7823.

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