Shooting leaves one person in critical condition

Modesto residents found with gunshot wounds in East Palo Alto Friday night

East Palo Alto police are investigating a double shooting Friday night that sent two people to the hospital -- one in critical condition.

Around 11:33 p.m. police responded to the area of Pulgas Avenue and Cypress Street where they found two people -- 42-year-old and 38-year-old

Modesto residents -- suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.

The victims were taken to Stanford Hospital for treatment.

The 42-year-old was listed in critical condition, while the 38-year-old was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police.

The motivation for the shooting and any suspects are unknown, police said.

Police are asking for anyone who may have more knowledge about the shooting to contact the department by emailing or calling


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Like this comment
Posted by LenD
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

Not again! Poor EPA! I can't believe this is so common place for this city.

Like this comment
Posted by Copmmon Sense
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Yes, its so common that one one person commented on this story.

Like this comment
Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm

The media love thug on thug stories. There're rarely stories about normal life in EPA, despite the lives of thousands of people, to the contrary.

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Posted by victims little cousin jon jon
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm

hey big cousin I know thats your home town but its bad for your health it has been for decades. a place with no future has no hope and the void left behind in the hearts if its residents are going to be filled with vengance and their lives with violence and greif. eleitist white oppression and racial political institutions created the east palo alto we all know i dont think we can ever go back to the EPA that we remember from the 70s it seems like the 92-94 version is back. stay out of east palo alto especially if you dont live there. enough time passes and former residents become nobodys and in EPA at 11:30 pm deep in the back streets nobodys are in grave danger. hey D mabey there is a GOD out there afterall.

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