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The San Mateo County coroner’s office identified a 19-year-old man who was shot and killed in East Palo Alto Wednesday morning. Brandon Bradford of East Palo Alto was killed on Gonzaga Street when he was shot multiple times shortly before noon, according to the coroner’s office. Police are investigating the possibility that the shooting was connected to a second shooting that injured an 18-year-old man later in the day.
That shooting victim is 18-year-old Tywaun Livingston, of East Palo Alto, who was shot while walking with a friend in the 100 block of Verbena Drive shortly after 9 p.m., police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and asked a friend to drive him to the hospital, according to police. Police stopped the car and found that Livingston was in possession of a handgun.
He was treated for his wound at the scene then taken to Stanford Hospital by ambulance.Livingston is expected to survive. The friend who was walking with him was not injured, police said. Police increased patrols after the killing, and the officers who stopped the car that contained Livingston were part of the beefed-up police presence. Investigators are seeking witnesses to both shootings.
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