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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a text or voicemail at 650-409-6792.