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By Henrietta J. Burroughs                Follow East Palo Alto Today on
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August 20, 2014                          
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Three young people were injured and one killed by gunfire over the weekend in East Palo Alto.   East Palo Alto police responded to a Shotspotter Activation and calls reporting gunshots fired near Purdue Street and Georgetown Avenue in the city around 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, August 17.

When officers arrived in the area, they found four victims, all Latinos from East Palo Alto. Two females, one 20-years old and the other 18-years old, and one 18 year old male sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds and were taken to Stanford Hospital. The other 18-year old male, Nazario Barajas sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The four victims had been riding in a vehicle with two other occupants, who escaped injury.

The East Palo Alto Police request that witnesses to the shooting and those with information about the shooting contact the police through one of four methods: by calling the East Palo Alto Police Dispatch 650-321-1112; by sending an anonymous email to epa@tipnow.org, by sending an anonymous text from a cell phone to 650-409-6792 or by leaving an anonymous voice mail at 650-409-6792 .


This article was written by Henrietta J. Burroughs. To contact the author, send an email to epatoday@epatoday.org.