Five People Shot on University Ave. in East Palo Alto

The shooting happened at a bus stop outside a McDonalds

Sunday, May 5, 2013  |  Updated 10:53 PM PDT
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Capt. Carl Estelle from the East Palo Alto police department says six people were shot and injured in East Palo Alto this afternoon  near a McDonalds on University Avenue.

Capt. Carl Estelle from the East Palo Alto police department says six people were shot and injured in East Palo Alto this afternoon near a McDonalds on University Avenue.

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Five people were shot and injured in East Palo Alto Sunday afternoon near a McDonalds on University Avenue, according to a fire official.

 Four of the victims were young Hispanic males, and the fifth was an elderly Hispanic woman, who was there with a six-year old child. 

The incident was reported shortly after 2:45 p.m. at the McDonalds at 2401 University Ave., according to Menlo Park Fire Department Chief Harold Shapelhouman.

Police said they were called to the area when gunshots were detected by the city's shot spotter device near a bus stop in from of the restaurant.

Officers arriving on the scene found five shooting victims at a bus stop on Bay Road, on the west side of the restaurant, Detective John Norden said.

The victims were all taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Norden said.

The victims told investigators they were waiting for a bus when a gray or silver colored small car approached from northbound Bay Road.

The car stopped at the bus stop, and an occupant fired several shots at the victims before driving away, Norden said. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should contact Detective John Norden at (650) 798-5954 or contact East Palo Police.

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