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Teen, shot in East Palo Alto, in critical condition

Original post made on Oct 6, 2013

A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition after a shooting in East Palo Alto, police said Saturday evening.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, October 6, 2013, 9:48 AM


Posted by Nayeli, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm

What can be done to stop the violence in East Palo Alto?

Posted by neighbor, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm

One problem is they often won't speak with police. It ought to be required to speak and give all evidence to the police, in return for this free medical care (given to those who have been shot in these frequent gang warfare episodes - unnecessary criminal acts)

Posted by Bill, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm

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Posted by Fayette, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Gentrification. The community must be developed to the point where it attracts more young professionals and middle class families. Prime real estate on the mid-peninsula is too valuable. Progress will eventually prevail and transform the community. Efforts to prevent the inevitable will only prolong the despair and violence.

Posted by Stop, a resident of another community
on Oct 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm

[What can be done to stop the violence in East Palo Alto?]

Curfews? Ammunition control? Cameras mounted around the city to track who is coming and going.

What time did this happen? Saturday evening ? The shooting was reported at 2 pm?

Posted by lms, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

lms is a registered user.

1. There are a finite number is entrances and exists out of this neighborhood ... not to mention East Palo Alto, itself; and,

2. Shot spotter technology has been deployed and, apparently, alerts somebody that shots have been fired; and,

3. Surveillance technology exists; therefore,

4. Fill in the blank _________________________________________!

Posted by Opal'z, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Opal'z is a registered user.

This is the same block (or house) that there were two other shootings recently.