Police investigate East Palo Alto shooting

A 22-year-old East Palo Alto resident showed up in a hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound in his lower body on Thursday afternoon, according to East Palo Alto police.

Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Larkspur Avenue near Sage Street at 1:36 p.m. after the Shot Spotter gunfire detector was activated. Police did not find any victims at the scene.

A short time later, police learned that a gunshot victim arrived at a nearby emergency room. The victim was listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Detectives arrived at the scene, and a preliminary investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed or has knowledge of this incident is urged to contact the East Palo Alto Police Department by sending an anonymous email to or an anonymous text to 650-409-6792. Anonymous voicemails can be made by calling 650-409-6792 or 650-853-8477.


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