East Palo Alto police are investigating an early morning shooting that left a Menlo Park man critically injured.The shooting happened at about 12:15 a.m. in the 2000 block of Pulgas Avenue. Residents reported the shooting and police were also alerted by the city’s ShotSpotter system, which indicated that eight or nine shots had been fired in the area. Officers located a 43-year-old man on a porch at 2068 Pulgas Ave. suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower right part of his back. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition. As of about 3 a.m., his wounds were not considered life-threatening, police said.Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to contact East Palo Alto police Detective Tracy Turner at (650) 853-3177, police dispatch at (650) 321-1112 or the East Palo Alto tip line at (650) 853-8477.
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