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* East Palo Alto Teenager Killed In Shooting Identified As Paris Meacham

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The San Mateo County coroner’s office has identified an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot in East Palo Alto on Wednesday afternoon.East Palo Alto resident Paris Meacham was shot at about 12:40 p.m.at Bay Road and Laurel Avenue.Responding officers found Meacham suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, East Palo Alto police Capt. Carl Estelle said.Several witnesses told police they saw a green vehicle speeding away after the shooting, Estelle said.No arrests have been made in the case, police said today.Meacham was the city’s fifth homicide victim this year, Estelle said. East Palo Alto recorded five homicides in all of 2008, the city’s lowest homicide total for the past decade, he said.

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