A 39-year-old man shot multiple times while riding his bicycle in East Palo Alto early Friday morning is expected to survive, police said.
Officers were alerted to five gunshots via the city's Shotspotter System in the 2400 block of Illinois Street around 12:30 a.m., police said.
Upon arrival, the officers did not find a victim but noticed a parked vehicle had been struck with bullets and spent shell casings were found nearby, according to police.
Around 2:20 a.m., the Police Department was notified that a gunshot victim had arrived at a local hospital.
Officers responded to the emergency room and learned the victim, a Hayward resident, had been shot in that area around the same time as the Shotspotter System activated, police said.
The victim said he had been riding his bicycle when a vehicle passed him, then turned around and stopped.
A suspect then exited the vehicle and ran toward the victim, and the victim tried to pedal away, police said.
When the victim arrived at a safe location, he realized he had been shot and arranged for transportation to the hospital, according to police.
He was listed in stable condition today (Sunday), police said.