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Teenager was injured in a drive-by shooting in East Palo Alto on Myrtle Street

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A teenager was injured in a drive-by shooting in East Palo Alto on Tuesday evening, according to police. At about 6:15 p.m., East Palo Alto police were notified of a ShotSpotter activation in the 1000 block of Myrtle Street. Officers arrived at the scene to find a 17-year-old boy sitting on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound to his right foot.

Police said the victim, identified as a resident of East Palo Alto, was transported to a local hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. According to a preliminary police investigation, the victim was standing outside his home when a dark-colored Honda rolled up. A person inside the vehicle shot the victim in his right foot, according to police. The suspects fled the scene in the vehicle prior to police arrival at the scene and have not yet been located, according to officers.

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