East Palo Alto Shooting near McDonald’s
On Sunday six people, including an elderly woman and her six year old granddaughter were wounded. Two men in a passing car fired a dozen gunshots into an East Palo Alto bus stop. Investigators believe the daylight shooting on Bay Road near University Avenue was gang-related. The other four men who were wounded were the intended targets. Five people were taken to Stanford Medical center for treatment, but none of the victims face life-threatening injuries and all are expected to recover.
The shooting took place at 2:48 p.m. at a bus stop in front of a McDonald’s restaurant. The victims were waiting for a bus when either a silver or green Sedan pulled up in front of the bus stop. Twelve shots were fired. The grandmother at the scene was hit by a bullet, but was not seriously injured. The granddaughter was injured by shattered glass when she fell trying to run away from the scene. Firefighters arrived and found six people with gunshot wounds, four inside the restaurant and two outside.
Police are in search of two young men who were seen in an early 1990s car (Sedan) that sped away after the shooting. The suspects are described as Hispanic.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 650-798-5954 or 650-321-1112. Anonymous emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous text can be sent to 650-409-6792.