Five Injured in Drive-By Shooting at McDonald's

One of the victims was an elderly Hispanic woman who was there with a six-year old child.

Five people were shot and injured at a bus stop near an East Palo Alto McDonald's restaurant in a drive-by shooting on Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Police were called to the area around 2:48 p.m. when gunshots were detected near the restaurant at 2401 University Avenue, Detective John Norden said.

Officers arriving on the scene found five shooting victims at a bus stop on Bay Road, on the west side of the restaurant. Four of the victims were young Hispanic males, and the fifth was an elderly Hispanic woman, who was there with a six-year old child.

The victims were all taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Norden said.

The victims told investigators they were waiting for a bus when a gray or silver colored small car approached from northbound Bay Road. The car stopped at the bus stop, and an occupant fired several shots at the victims before driving away, Norden said.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should contact Detective John Norden at (650) 798-5954 or contact East Palo Police.

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seafoamsue May 06, 2013 at 10:36 PM
>> The suspect was described as a Hispanic male. Four of the victims were young Hispanic males. I guess they were all celebrating cinco de mayo maybe? Too bad the elderly woman and child were there. As for the comment "Five people were shot" and "minor injuries" doesn't make sense to me sorry, getting shot is a minor injury maybe to a soldier - not a pedestrian. ANY gun shot wound is one too many unless you are talking about a properly placed one in a convicted death row inmate.
Amy Zucker Morgenstern May 07, 2013 at 04:56 AM
"Too bad the elderly woman and child were there." I am filled with shame just reading these words. The idea that the lives of young Hispanic men have no worth . . . well, the shooter thought so, so I guess I should not be stunned that a commenter here does also. But it is very depressing.
seafoamsue May 07, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Shame and depression... don't watch the news or read the paper if you read your negativity into everything it is already bad enough. I guess you didn't read the part "ANY gun shot wound is one too many" That would apply to everyone except death row inmates. The reason I singled out the Elderly woman and child is I'm sure they were not gang members plain and simple. They didn't deserve to be victims. As for the others at the bus stop who knows why they were shot at but the probability that it was gang or drug related is pretty high IMO. Gangs that perpetuate crimes against other gangs and the innocent people who get caught in the crossfire don't add value to anything on this planet except an undertaker's checkbook. If you think otherwise that IS depressing.
Amy Zucker Morgenstern May 08, 2013 at 01:31 AM
The gangs don't add any value. The people in them do. Their victims do too, even when they are young Hispanic men. Being shot by a gang does not make a person a gang member, and being a gang member doesn't make one's life something others should regard lightly. Sorry if you find that opinion depressing.
seafoamsue May 09, 2013 at 07:07 PM
I'd choose to add value to my community as a taxpaying, lawabiding healthy individual and not a victim thank you. It is my right not only as a US citizen but a member of the human race to not be shot at or robbed in my own home, car or community. Your flawed logic that people in gangs add value to the community and "victims add value" seems to imply its ok for gangs to create more victims. Why not fight the battle for more after school constructive activities, programs and jobs or parental supervision and interest in the wellbeing of their kid that would keep them OUT OF GANGS rather than espousing people respect the criminals in them? FYI, I don't regard gangs lightly. I regard them as a threat to the safety of the community, the wellbeing of the children and seniors and perpetrators of drugs and crimes. They show no respect for life - theirs or anyone elses. Why would anyone ever respect that? Unfortunately there whole existence is trying to demand respect through intimidation and fear rather than earning it constructively. You need to look at some statistics and see just how beneficial gangs are and the crime rates that have skyrocketed where they are located. Look at Oakland or Chicago and see how that is working.. >NOT< I'd also appreciate an update on this story to see if there are any new findings available about what happened
seafoamsue May 10, 2013 at 07:55 PM
OH, what a big surprise. Glad you aren't the police chief Amy. Glad the Police Chief knows "We cannot have a community where a grandmother can’t get on a bus with her granddaughter,” As many as four of the victims were suspected of having gang affiliations, and the shooting was believed to be gang-related, “The shooting was absolutely targeted,” he said. “It was not random.” See this article:http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/05/06/east-palo-alto-chief-says-drive-by-shooting-victims-targeted/ HAVE NO TOLERANCE! REPORT THESE WORTHLESS THUGS TO THE AUTHORITIES!


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