Man, 23, shot in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto police seek information on Sunday shooting

A 23-year-old man was found shot on an East Palo Alto sidewalk Sunday (Oct. 16) and East Palo Alto police are seeking the public's help to solve the crime.

Officers responding to a ShotSpotter activation at approximately 9:42 p.m. found the resident lying on the east sidewalk in the 1400 block of Woodland Avenue. The man had gunshot wounds to his leg and arm, police said.

Menlo Park firefighters and paramedics arrived on scene and began to render medical aid to the victim. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was released, police said.

Police are still actively investigating the case and are not releasing further details at this time.

Anyone who might have any knowledge about the crime is strongly urged to contact the East Palo Alto Police Department by one or more of the following methods: send an email to; send an anonymous text message by cell phone to 650-409-6792 or leave an anonymous voice mail by calling the same phone number.

Sue Dremann


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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I am glad this young man survived well enough to be released from the hospital so soon. This is good news.

But is he helping the police find the shooters with any information he has? These shootings have to stop.

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 20, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Note: This happened in EPA on the 1500 block of Woodland. The article is incorrect.

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Posted by Mark
a resident of another community
on Oct 20, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Wow, it sounds like the Shotspotter system might have saved this guy's life, considering no one called 9-1-1 before police got there.

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Posted by eastsj
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Oct 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I have heard some news that in a nearby city, when there was fatal shooting not even one witness dared to call 911. I think at least Epa is better than that.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I quit calling 911 for gunshots, the majority of the time, due to ShotSpotter. I can't track where the shots come from as well as the technology does. I'll call when I hear related, suspicious activity along w/the gunshots, which isn't often in our location.

Instead of rushing to blame people for not calling, consider this: It was full dark, the are is not well lit, one side is the creek & it's pretty dense w/lots of foliage. Who knows if anyone driving by could even see the guy? We found a lost dog there once that we could only see because it was in the street, in our headlights.

We're very lucky to have ShotSpotter.

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Posted by G TOWN
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 21, 2011 at 9:10 am

Shot spoters help but not enough.Cheap technology if you wanna know the truth.Survalince is high tech and cost a fortune but slums like my hood aint worth puttn it in thats how I see it.A life is priceless and well worth to be protected.Step your game up Ronald.

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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Is there any more news on the condition of this young man? Does anyone know? Any more news of the police investigation?

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