Police identify victim in Tuesday night shooting


The San Mateo County coroner's office has identified Ricardo Zamora Salinas, 23, of Oakland, as the man killed in a triple-shooting Tuesday night in East Palo Alto.

Several gunman shot Salinas and two others as they were sitting in a sport utility vehicle parked in the 2700 block of Fordham Street, police said.

The SUV's driver was able to slam on the gas and flee the area. He drove to a McDonald's restaurant at University Avenue and Bay Road and called police.

East Palo Alto police officers and Menlo Park fire officials were dispatched to the McDonald's at around 9:50 p.m., according to Menlo Park Fire District Chief Harold Schapelhouman.

Salinas was pronounced dead at the scene and the other two were transported to Stanford Hospital, he said.

The gunmen are still at large and an investigation is ongoing, police said.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting to call Detective Jeff Liu at 650-853-3131 or the East Palo Alto Police Anonymous Tip Line at 650-853-8477.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by sue
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 29, 2007 at 3:30 pm

Sounds like drugs and gangs again, like when EPA was the murder capital of US in the 90s.

I wonder if the recent incident at Bryant and 200 block of Tennyson was a spill over of these activities into to our town.

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Posted by Spillover?
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 30, 2007 at 1:40 pm

Palo Alto has always had its own dangerous crimes, and not all of the perpetrators are involved with EPA.

A lot of Palo Alto's crimes are committed by meth addicts, both from PA and outlying cities. Do your research before you make uninformed comments. Your NIMBY attitude is ignorant.

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Posted by jonDATOWN
a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm


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Posted by jasmine.zamora.s.
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jul 21, 2009 at 3:48 pm

We miss you Ricardo your family miss you your sister jasmine.z.s.

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Posted by Lulett
a resident of University South
on Sep 10, 2009 at 1:26 pm

We all miss you Ricardo, Everytime i remember you tears come out of my eyes because i remember we were like family we grew up together and just for the fact that you are not here with us makes me sad and here's a lil poem from me to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We miss you
we miss you soo much
we miss you soo much that
sometimes we feel you around
all of us who love you
we miss you so much
when we remember how carring
you were to the people that love
you as friend or brother we miss
you so much Ricardo............

Always will remember you for ever your, Good friend (Luly)

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Posted by A.T.
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Nov 2, 2010 at 12:53 am

Just Rest in Peace...God Bless YOU!!!

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