A man who was robbed and shot early this morning while waiting for some friends next to City Hall in downtown Palo Alto is in critical condition at Stanford University Hospital, according to police.
Sgt. Sandra Brown said that at 1:45 a.m. police responded to reports of gunshots in the 600 block of Bryant Street, just around the corner from the police headquarters.
Officers found the victim and some friends who reported they were waiting to pick up other friends after visiting some downtown bars when they were approached by a man who robbed the victim of some personal items then shot him.
The victim was standing outside the car parked on Bryant. He was transported to Stanford Hospital where he was reported to be in critical condition, Brown reported.
The robber was described as a Pacific Islander, about 21, wearing a black beanie cap, black gloves and a black hooded sweatshirt, Brown said. Anyone with information about the robbery may contact the police at 650-329-2413.
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