Two people were shot and one of them died over the weekend in East Palo Alto. The shooting occurred Saturday near the 1600 block of Michigan Avenue.
East Palo Alto police officers found the victims when they responded to a Shotspotter activation and reports of shots fired at that location around 2:42 a.m.
One of the victims, a 26-year old East Palo Alto resident, was taken to a local hospital and treated for multiple gunshot wounds. The other victim, identified as 32-year old Fredrick Smith of East Palo Alto, died at the scene.
Later in the afternoon around 1 p.m., East Palo Alto police officers responded to a Shotspotter activation in the 2500 block of Annapolis Avenue and found that a lone gunman, described as African American, had fired at several people in front of a residence in the block. None of the bystanders was injured.
The East Palo Alto Police Department asks that anyone who has information about the two shooting incidents contact the department through one of the following methods: by phone at 650-321-1112, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by sending a cellphone text message to 650-409-6792 or by leaving an anonymous voice mail at 650-409-6792.
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