Two shootings, one man killed in East Palo Alto


A man was killed in one of two shootings in East Palo Alto Saturday, Sept. 13, a police spokesman said.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 1600 block of Michigan Avenue around 2:50 a.m., Sgt. Jeff Liu said. Arriving officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

One of the victims, 32-year-old East Palo Alto resident Fredrick Smith, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 26-year-old East Palo Alto man was transported to a hospital for treatment, Liu said.

Later, at about 1:10 p.m., officers responded to a Shotspotter activation in the 2500 block of Annapolis Avenue, about a block away from the first shooting. The victims in the afternoon shooting were not injured, Liu said.

A preliminary investigation indicated that a man walked up to the front of a residence and fired at the victims, Liu said.

Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to call East Palo Alto police at 650-321-1112. Anonymous tips can be sent by email at or by leaving a text or voicemail at 650-409-6792.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Abe Mitchell
a resident of Meadow Park
on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:38 pm

This is further reasoning for the State of California to act upon what appears to be impartial thought from the State Government to introduce legislation for the control of firearms. A wide issue in many a person's eyes, but action needs to be taken now, rather than later!!

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