Man Hit By Gunfire in EPA While Sitting in Car

A black vehicle drove by and fired a round of bullets at the car.

A 23-year-old man was hit by gunfire from a passing car while he was sitting in a parked car in East Palo Alto late Friday night, East Palo Alto police said.

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Alberni Street for a report of a shooting around 11:45 p.m., police said.

Arriving officers found the 23-year-old East Palo Alto resident suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body, according to police.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment where he was listed in stable condition.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police said the victim was sitting in a parked vehicle with some friends when a black or dark colored car drove by and one person in that car shot at the parked vehicle, police said.

A round of bullets was fired, with one striking the victim, police said.

The shooters got away and remain at large, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the East Palo Alto Police Department at (650) 409-6792 or (650) 853-8477. Text messages can be sent to (650) 409-6792. Anonymous emails can be send to epa@tipnow.org.

--Bay City News


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