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Boy, 15, dies in East Palo Alto shooting Monday night

Teen succumbed to his injuries at a hospital

East Palo Alto police are investigating a shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy who was found in the 1900 block of Manhattan Avenue on June 13, 2022. Map by Jamey Padojino.

A 15-year-old boy died in a shooting Monday night in East Palo Alto, according to police.

Officers responded at 9:04 p.m. to a ShotSpotter gunshot detection system activation in the 1900 block of Manhattan Avenue and arrived to find the boy near an alley. He was taken to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries there, police said.

The name of the boy who died is not yet being released.

Police said two male suspects were seen running toward Woodland Avenue following the shooting. No arrests have been made in the case and no suspect descriptions were available as of Tuesday morning.

Monday's shooting marks the city's second homicide this year.

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Boy, 15, dies in East Palo Alto shooting Monday night

Teen succumbed to his injuries at a hospital

by Bay City News Service / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 8:35 am

A 15-year-old boy died in a shooting Monday night in East Palo Alto, according to police.

Officers responded at 9:04 p.m. to a ShotSpotter gunshot detection system activation in the 1900 block of Manhattan Avenue and arrived to find the boy near an alley. He was taken to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries there, police said.

The name of the boy who died is not yet being released.

Police said two male suspects were seen running toward Woodland Avenue following the shooting. No arrests have been made in the case and no suspect descriptions were available as of Tuesday morning.

Monday's shooting marks the city's second homicide this year.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call or text 650-409-6792 or to send an email to [email protected] Tips can be made anonymously.

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felix
Registered user
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 14, 2022 at 9:11 am
felix, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 9:11 am

The saddest news ever.
For this boy, whose life was cut short, his family, and for our neighbor, East Palo Alto.
I know - words are so easy to say. But it’s all I have, other than - stop. Just stop.


Chris G Zaharias
Registered user
Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 14, 2022 at 9:39 am
Chris G Zaharias, Duveneck/St. Francis
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 9:39 am

Most shootings in EPA are a result of the drug trade, and EPA's been a drug hotspot mainly because people from PA, Stanford, MP, Ath and Los Altos go there to get their fix, or from people who work out of EPA.

The solution to gun violence is... STOP USING DRUGS!


TR
Registered user
Menlo Park
on Jun 14, 2022 at 10:32 am
TR, Menlo Park
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 10:32 am

Chris G Zaharias, while there is truth to your statement and I assume no malice, I would suggest that this is not the point here. That block (not sure the exact address) is two blocks from my house. Those are family apartments occupied by normal people with no obvious signs of drug traffic. It is also on one of two roads by which everyone in the neighborhood must pass whether on foot or by car. There is no information about where this unfortunate 15yr old lives or why he was there. It could have been my son or daughter just walking by. Don't make assumptions.


Consider Your Options.
Registered user
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 14, 2022 at 1:48 pm
Consider Your Options. , Another Palo Alto neighborhood
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 1:48 pm

15 years old...This news makes my heart ache. I am praying for comfort for his friends and family in their time of devastating loss and grief. I am so very sorry to hear this awful news. May his memory be a blessing.

Guns kill. They don't have much use for anything else. Greater restrictions on them would be a very good thing. I wish federal legislators would get more serious about getting that done. There are more restrictions for adopting a puppy than for buying a gun. This boy should be alive.


Anonymous
Registered user
Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 14, 2022 at 2:03 pm
Anonymous, Duveneck/St. Francis
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 2:03 pm

Governor Gavin Newsom was called out for calling gangs gangs! He then backtracked on that language for political reasons.
But facts are facts.
I fully support all gang enhancement measures when (or if, I should say) charges are filed against criminal shooters - but it’s not currently politically correct in California. Politicians here are not being honest.
Look at the downtown Sacramento mass shooting: belatedly, quietly the politicians had to acknowledge it WAS gangs: those shot and those who did the shooting WERE criminal gang members.


Optimist Pessimist Realist
Registered user
East Palo Alto
on Jun 14, 2022 at 7:08 pm
Optimist Pessimist Realist , East Palo Alto
Registered user
on Jun 14, 2022 at 7:08 pm

Anonymous, you really have no idea if this young victim was killed over something gang-related or not.


eileen
Registered user
College Terrace
on Jun 15, 2022 at 12:15 pm
eileen , College Terrace
Registered user
on Jun 15, 2022 at 12:15 pm

"Police said two male suspects were seen running toward Woodland Avenue."
Why are there no descriptions or arrests?? I can't understand why it is so difficult to find these people. EPA was a dangerous place to live when I lived there in the late 70s. I really hope it won't turn into that again. We do not even know if the 15-year-old boy lived in EPA, why not?


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