The following is a press release from the East Palo Alto Police Department republished as a public service and to underscore DSBE's support for the community to be more forthcoming.
August 17, 2014 – At around 11:35 PM, East Palo Alto Police Officers responded to a Shotspotter Activation and reports of shots fired in the area of Purdue Street and Georgetown Avenue in East Palo Alto. Responding officers found 4 victims suffering from gunshot wounds. 3 victims were transported to Stanford Hospital with non life threatening gunshot wounds (20 y/o Hispanic female, 18 y/o Hispanic female, and 18 y/o Hispanic male). The fourth victim, 18 y/o Nazario Barajas was pronounced deceased on scene. All four victims are East Palo Alto residents.
The preliminary investigation has determined the victim vehicle was occupied by 6 occupants, but only the four were struck by the gunfire.
The East Palo Alto Police Department is actively investigation this case and are in need of witnesses. We strongly encourage any witnesses or people who know something about this crime to notify us using the following means:
• East Palo Alto Police Dispatch 650-321-1112
• Send an anonymous email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Send an anonymous text from your cell phone to 650-409-6792
• Leave an anonymous voice mail by calling 650-409-6792