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East Palo Alto homicide victim identified

Police asking for help finding shooter, more information

An East Palo Alto teen who was fatally shot on June 13 has been identified by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office.

Armando Juan Carranza, 16, suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and was brought to the Redwood City Kaiser Permanente Hospital by unknown persons at around at 12:20 a.m., according to Redwood City police. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Redwood City and East Palo Alto police do not know where the shooting occurred, and they are seeking the community's help. Carranza's family is cooperating with police, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Josh Chilton at 650-780-7141, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 if they want to leave an anonymous tip. Persons providing information could be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers.

— Sue Dremann and Bay City News Service

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