Police investigate shooting in East Palo Alto

Man, 20, shot in hand Tuesday night

Officers are investigating a shooting in East Palo Alto that left at least one man wounded Tuesday night (May 10), police said.

Officers responded to Shotspotter activity in the 1000 block of Alberni Street at around 9 p.m. but could not find any evidence of a shooting, police said. Police then responded to reports of a hit-and-run near Garden Street and Addison Avenue and found an abandoned vehicle with bullet holes and blood.

Officers discovered a 20-year-old East Palo Alto man nearby suffering from a superficial gunshot wound to his hand, police said. The man was taken to a hospital. He did not give police information regarding the circumstances surrounding his injury.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call police at 650-321-1112, leave a voice or text message at 650-409-6792, or report it online at

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on May 11, 2011 at 11:48 pm

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Posted by svatoid
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on May 12, 2011 at 8:19 am

Really, SHaron???
Sharon is completely off topic again with her rantings against the middle east nations. SHe has an agenda against Israel and it is obvious from her trolling of threads and posting of her unproven allegations.
Why is the Weekly providing her a forum?

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on May 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm

The Shotspotter technology is used in Iraq and AfPak--apparently it was developed at SRI.

Any updates on this shooting?


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Posted by Who cares?
a resident of Barron Park
on May 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Do you really care, sharon? The link you provided yesterday makes no mention of general petraeus--it is from some crackpot. Not the first time you have falsely used general petraeus' name in your posts.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on May 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm

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