Violent Crime

Juvenile Hospitalized After Being Shot Twice In East Palo Alto

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Police in East Palo Alto are investigating a shooting that hospitalized a juvenile male Saturday night, police said today. Officers responded to the 2500 block of Farrington Avenue when they were notified of shots fired by ShotSpotter at about 9:28 p.m., police said. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate a gunshot victim, but were later informed that a 17-year-old male, of East Palo Alto, checked into an area hospital, police said. The victim suffered two gunshot wounds to the foot, police said. He was treated for his injuries and is in stable condition, according to police. Investigators determined that the victim was standing in a driveway in the 2500 block of Farrington Avenue talking with friends when a dark colored car approached and opened fire, police said. Suspect information was not immediately available.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Det. Sgt. Angel Sanchez at (650) 798-5958. Anonymous tips can be sent to [email protected], or by calling or sending a text to (650) 409-6792.

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