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Boy, 15, dies in East Palo Alto shooting Monday night

Teen succumbed to his injuries at a hospital

East Palo Alto police are investigating a shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy who was found in the 1900 block of Manhattan Avenue on June 13, 2022. Map by Jamey Padojino.

A 15-year-old boy died in a shooting Monday night in East Palo Alto, according to police.

Officers responded at 9:04 p.m. to a ShotSpotter gunshot detection system activation in the 1900 block of Manhattan Avenue and arrived to find the boy near an alley. He was taken to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries there, police said.

The name of the boy who died is not yet being released.

Police said two male suspects were seen running toward Woodland Avenue following the shooting. No arrests have been made in the case and no suspect descriptions were available as of Tuesday morning.

Monday's shooting marks the city's second homicide this year.

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Boy, 15, dies in East Palo Alto shooting Monday night

Teen succumbed to his injuries at a hospital

by Bay City News Service /

Uploaded: Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 11:06 am

A 15-year-old boy died in a shooting Monday night in East Palo Alto, according to police.

Officers responded at 9:04 p.m. to a ShotSpotter gunshot detection system activation in the 1900 block of Manhattan Avenue and arrived to find the boy near an alley. He was taken to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries there, police said.

The name of the boy who died is not yet being released.

Police said two male suspects were seen running toward Woodland Avenue following the shooting. No arrests have been made in the case and no suspect descriptions were available as of Tuesday morning.

Monday's shooting marks the city's second homicide this year.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call or text 650-409-6792 or to send an email to [email protected] Tips can be made anonymously.

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Brian
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Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jun 15, 2022 at 10:18 pm
Brian, Menlo Park: The Willows
Registered user
on Jun 15, 2022 at 10:18 pm

This is a very sad situatio. Condolences to his family. Maybe it's just me but it feels like we are slipping back to the 90's when homicides were so rampant that EPA was the "per capita murder capital of the USA" I personally would like to not go back to those days when hearing gun fire was common and there were 42 murders in a year. What do we need to do to stop this trend in its tracks? I wish I knew but I would guess that stepping up police patrols would be a good start. Let's get other cities to help if needed, after all this is in everyones best interest. Do we need to write to the San Mateo DA and ask for harsher prosecution and sentencing for people caught committing violent crimes? Do we need more public cameras? What about more license plate readers? I don't know the answer but I also am not hearing our public officials trying to discuss this and come up with answers.


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