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Man Fatally Shot In East Palo Alto Saturday Afternoon Identified As Lucas Paul Rodriguez

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East Palo Alto police have identified a man killed in a shooting on Saturday as 30-year-old Lucas Paul Rodriguez, a spokeswoman said today. Police responded to an activation of the “Shot Spotter” system in the 400 block of Larkspur Avenue at about 3:20 p.m., according to Detective Angel Sanchez. They found Rodriguez sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene. A subsequent investigation revealed the victim had been approached by unknown suspects who fired multiple rounds into the vehicle. A witness reported seeing a suspicious male running through Martin Luther King Park after the shooting, wearing a red hat and a white shirt. A dark green or gray car was also seen in the area at the time, police said. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tommy Phengsene at (650) 798-5947 or police dispatch at (650) 321-1112. Anonymous tips can be sent to [email protected], called or texted to (650) 409-6792.

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