An unidentified shooter opened fire on a vehicle driving in East Palo Alto Sunday night, leaving one person dead and three injured, according to East Palo Alto police.
The shooting occurred around 11:35 p.m. on Purdue Avenue at Georgetown Street, near Costano Elementary School, according to East Palo Alto Police Sergeant Jeff Liu.
There were six people inside the vehicle, Liu said, but only four were struck by the gunfire. Three victims -- two Hispanic women, one 18 years old and one 20 years old, and an 18-year-old Hispanic male -- were transported to Stanford Hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, Liu said.
This is the second multi-victim shooting incident that has resulted in a death in recent months in East Palo Alto. A man from Hayward was killed and two female East Palo Alto residents injured in a shooting on July 27.
The East Palo Alto Police Department is actively investigating this case and are in need of witnesses. Police strongly encourage any witnesses or people who know something about this crime to call East Palo Alto police dispatch at 650-321-1112; send an anonymous email to firstname.lastname@example.org; send an anonymous cell-phone text to 650-409-6792; and leave an anonymous voicemail by calling 650-409-6792.
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