Police suspect that a man who showed up at a Redwood City hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg isn't telling the whole truth about the incident.
According to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie, a 23-year-old man from Lathrop, in San Joaquin County, drove himself to the Redwood City Kaiser at about 2 a.m. on July 22 with a bullet-wound that went through his thigh.
The hospital notified Mountain View police, as the man told medical staff he had been shot in the parking lot behind Molly Magee's, a bar in the 200 block of Castro Street, Wylie said.
However, police found no one who had heard or seen the shooting, there were no reports of shots fired in the area, and no bullet or shell casing was found behind the bar, Wylie said.
"The victim said there was not a single other person in the parking lot at 2 a.m., but that would have been unlikely, given it was a Friday night and the bars are all open until 2 a.m. and the parking lots don't usually clear out entirely until closer to 3 a.m.," Wylie said.