Palo Alto traffic stop yields shooting victim

Man, 22, had been shot in East Palo Alto and was driving himself to the hospital

A driver stopped by Palo Alto police Saturday night was found to have been shot moments before in East Palo Alto, but the 22-year-old man's injuries were not life-threatening, East Palo Alto police said.

Police responded to 1620 Bay Road in East Palo Alto at 8:27 p.m. after a ShotSpotter activation, an automated system for detecting gunshots, indicated shots had been fired in the area.

When they arrived, police found evidence of gunshots but no sign of a victim.

Minutes later -- reportedly after a pursuit and traffic stop of a green Camaro by the Palo Alto police -- officers discovered a 22-year-old man driving himself to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

The man, an East Palo Alto resident, told Palo Alto police he had been shot in East Palo Alto. Officers escorted him to Stanford Medical Center

where he was being treated for his injuries Saturday night.

Police said they do not know the motive nor have any suspect information in the shooting at this time. Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call or text 650-409-6792.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by guns, yuck!
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 14, 2011 at 11:53 am

Wish we had less handguns!
Too harsh of a injury to people, so easy to do...
At least he knew where to go...Stanford Hospital.

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Posted by reality check
a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2011 at 9:31 am

You realize that by getting rid of guns, the only people that will effect are the ones that obey the laws. Drugs are banned but criminals still have them. Robbery is illegal, but criminals still rob people. So lets get rid of all the guns and outlaw them. Now the only people that will have them are criminals.

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Posted by Another idea
a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

The banning of guns has been debated into dust... It is time to ban "criminal behavior" which is the true heart of the problem.
Educate your children teach them to be kind to others and most criminal behavior will go away on it's own.

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