Man shot dead outside Wells Fargo branch

Police investigate a murder at the Hillsdale Shopping Center's Wells Fargo branch. San Mateo police photo.

Police are searching for a gunman who fatally shot a man this morning (Dec. 19) outside a bank at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo.

The shooting happened about 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank at 81 Hillsdale Blvd., police said.

Witnesses told police that a man shot at the victim five times before running away.

Detectives said the shooting was targeted and an isolated incident, and didn’t involve the bank. Information on what led to the shooting was not released.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (650) 522-7700. Anyone with information or security footage related to this shooting is encouraged to contact Detective Sgt. Paul Pak at (650) 522-7660 or [email protected]. Anonymous tips can be submitted to or by calling (650) 522-7676.