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Man fatally shot in East Palo Alto

 

Police in East Palo Alto this morning are investigating a Wednesday night shooting death.

Police responded at 6:05 p.m. to the 1300 block of Camellia Drive in reference to shots fired and located a man suffering from gunshot wounds sitting in a white Lexus sedan.

The victim, identified as Steven Porter Jr., 36, of San Jose, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The suspect was described as an unidentified man wearing dark clothing, police said.

The suspect was seen fleeing the scene on foot on Camellia Drive toward Jasmine Way.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call police at 650-321-1112. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can send an email to epa@tipnow.org, send a text to 650-409-6792 or leave a voice mail at 650-409-6792.

— Bay City News

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