Police have asked for the public's help in locating a suspect and a victim who fled after a shooting occured late Friday in the parking lot of a store in Palo Alto.
The shooting occurred near the Safeway in the city's Midtown at 2811 Middlefield Rd., according to police. Officials said victim fled the area in a white Lexus SUV with a paper license plate after the shooting suspect fired multiple rounds from a semi-automatic handgun into the vehicle.
Officers weren't able to locate a victim or others involved in the shooting but a preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the Lexus got into a confrontation with the suspect, police said.
Surveillance video captured an image of the suspected shooter. The man appeared to be a muscular white male in his 30s or 40s with thin tattoos, possibly a band or a barbed wire, around both of his biceps.
Witnesses told officers that the suspect confronted the driver, who police described as a black man in his 20s or 30s, as he was getting into the Lexus. The vehicle appeared to have a shattered window, police said.
Responding officers located the vehicle and pursued it to Highway 101, where officers lost sight of the car.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.