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Possible road rage turns into shooting

East Palo Alto man shot in the face as July 4 celebrations conclude

A 32-year-old man was shot in the face in the early hours of July 5 in what police said was a possible road-rage incident. The shooting occurred in East Palo Alto just after a night of illegal July 4 celebratory fireworks throughout the city had died down.

Officers arrived at 1017 Beech St. after a reported shooting at 12:46 a.m. and found a man sitting on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his face. The man, an East Palo Alto resident, was transported to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition, police said.

Preliminary statements from the victim and witness were conflicting and changed several times. After several versions, it appeared the shooting might have occurred after a car crash that turned into road rage, police said.

East Palo Alto detectives located a vehicle that might have been involved several hours later. People inside the vehicle also gave conflicting statements, police said. The person or persons involved in the original incident are unknown and have not been located.

Police are asking those who may have witnessed or have any knowledge of the incident to contact the East Palo Alto Police Department by sending an anonymous email to epa@tipnow.org or an anonymous text from a cell phone to 650-409-6792. An anonymous voicemail can be left by calling 650-409-6792 or 650-853-8477.

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Posted by Jared Bernstein
a resident of Professorville
on Jul 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm

The article identifies the victim as from East Palo Alto, but did not say which "city" the incident happened. It just says "a night of illegal July 4 celebratory fireworks throughout the city". I thought it was in Palo Alto, but Google maps indicated different.

Better, clearer writing would be good. Thanks.


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Posted by Stretch
a resident of another community
on Jul 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm

The description under the "headline" says that it's in East Palo Alto. You must have missed that.


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