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Boy, 12, shot in East Palo Alto

 

A 12-year-old boy on Friday night became the latest shooting victim in a series of gun violence against young people in East Palo Alto.

The boy was found at approximately 6:55 p.m. by East Palo Alto police officers in the 1900 block of Cooley Avenue, near West Bayshore Road, police said.

Emergency medical personnel transported the victim to Stanford Hospital for further medical treatment. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is listed in stable condition, police said. The boy's name has not been released.

There are no suspects or descriptions and the motive for the shooting is unknown, police said.

The incident is the third in two days. On Dec. 14 Brandon Bradford, 19, was shot multiple times and killed on Gonzaga Street at about 11:10 a.m. Later that evening Tywaun Livingston, 18, was shot in the torso on Verbena Drive. He survived his injuries, police said. Both men are East Palo Alto residents.

Police ask that anyone who witnessed or has knowledge of these incidents to contact the East Palo Alto Police Department by sending an anonymous email to epa@tipnow.org or an anonymous text from a cell phone to 650-409-6792 or leave an anonymous voice mail by calling 650-409-6792 or 650-853- 8477.

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