The following press release from Sgt. Liu of the East Palo Alto Police Department is republished as a public service and to underscore DSBE's support for the community to be more forthcoming and cooperative with law enforcement.
September 13, 2014 – At around 2:52 AM, East Palo Alto Police Officers responded to a Shotspotter Activation and reports of shots fired on the 1600 block of Michigan Avenue in East Palo Alto. Responding officers found 2 victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims, a 26 year old East Palo Alto resident, was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of multiple gunshot wounds. The other victim, 32 year old Fredrick Smith of East Palo Alto, was pronounced deceased on scene.
At around 1:09 PM, East Palo Alto Police Officers responded to a Shotspotter activation on the 2500 block of Annapolis Avenue in East Palo Alto. Responding Officers found none of the victims injured by the gunfire. The preliminary investigation indicated a lone black male adult walked up to the victims in the front of a residence, and then opened fire on them.
The East Palo Alto Police Department is actively investigation these cases and are in need of witnesses.
We strongly encourage any witnesses or people with knowledge about these crimes to notify us using the following means:
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