Police Investigating Fatal Shooting

19-year-old man shot in East Palo Alto

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in East Palo Alto Wednesday morning, a police spokeswoman said.

Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Gonzaga Street after the city's ShotSpotter system detected possible gunfire in that area at about 11:50 a.m., East Palo Alto police Officer Veronica Barries said.

Arriving officers found the victim, who had been shot multiple times, Barries said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting before releasing more information, Barries said. No one has been arrested in connection with the killing.

--Bay City News

Rosemarie December 21, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I have lived in the Bay Area for many, many years...E. Palo Alto had been a place where people, in general, avoided. There was much turbulance and fighting in that area. Being a young woman at that time, I visited a friend with my young daughter and was very cautious. Of course, nothing ever happened as I was careful and I would be in any other place -- especially with a 2 - year old daughter. Please note that I am not prejudiced against any race. It was just a tough place at that time. Thanks, R.


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