Four people were shot in two separate incidents in East Palo Alto on Friday night and Saturday morning, leaving as many as 20 bullet-shell casings littering the street in one incident.
Three people were injured in an East Palo Alto shooting Friday night.
East Palo Alto residents Charles Dyer, 45, Michelle Curry, 36, and Katunga Nunn, 37, were in stable condition at a local hospital following a shooting reported at approximately 8:30 p.m. near One Stop Market at 1493 E. Bayshore Road, according to East Palo Alto police.
Dyer was wounded in the right foot, Nunn in the back, and Curry in the lower back and right arm after occupants of a silver Pontiac van with tinted windows reportedly opened fire on the 1400 block of E. Bayshore Road, police said.
Officers at the scene found up to 20 bullet shell casings from three different caliber weapons at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and E. Bayshore Road, police said.
Curry and Nunn were found in the area of the shootings and were taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Dyer reported to police that he fled the scene and collapsed in Bell Street until he was able to get help from a citizen who called 911 at about 12:40 a.m. Saturday.
At the time of the shootings, a witness also reported seeing police scouring the top of the parking area at IKEA.
As police prepared to leave the East Bayshore scene, a bystander commented on the rash of shootings, shaking her head.
"This is insane," the bystander said, after Friday's triple shooting.
"The police are leaving. I'm getting out of here before those fools come back," she said.
The Friday and Saturday shootings had been preceded by a double shooting on Thursday night, when a 23-year-old woman and her 6-year-old child were shot at about 7:10 p.m. on nearby Bell Street. Both were hospitalized. A man opened fire on their vehicle while it was stopped at Bell Street and University Avenue, according to police.
In a third incident, a 23-year-old woman was hospitalized after being shot early Saturday morning.
East Palo Alto resident Mataele Heehau was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to her lower extremities when police responded to the intersection of Newbridge Street and Jervis Avenue after hearing shots fired at about 12:10 a.m., according to East Palo Alto police.
Heehau was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition Saturday, police said.
Heehau told police she was with a companion when suspects described only as males in dark clothing approached them on the sidewalk and began shooting. Heehau's companion fled the scene without knowing she had been shot, police said.
There are no suspects in the three cases at this time, police said. Anyone who may have information regarding the shootings is asked to contact police Detective Angel Sanchez at 650-853-3144 or the East Palo Alto Police Anonymous Tip Line at 650-851-8477.