17-year-old boy opens fire on neighbor

February 9, 2010 4:52:53 PM PST
Alameda County sheriff's deputies are still looking for a 17-year-old boy who allegedly fired a gun in his Castro Valley neighborhood this morning, a sheriff's sergeant said.

The sheriff's office responded at about 11:10 a.m. to reports that the teen had fired three to five shots at his neighbors in the area of Byron and Kelly streets, sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.

No one was hit by the gunfire and Nelson said he does not know a motive for the shooting.

Members from the sheriff's office special response team then surrounded the teen's home, believing him to be inside, and tried unsuccessfully to contact him on the phone, according to Nelson.

Shortly after 4 p.m. the deputies entered the home but did not find anyone inside, Nelson said.

The special response team this evening is continuing to look for the teen.

"We're using other methods to try to track him down," Nelson said.