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Shooting victim identified

East Palo Alto police are investigating the death of a man found with gunshot wounds late on Dec. 28, according a news release issued by the department. This week, he was identified as Moises Estrada of East Palo Alto.

Shortly before 8 p.m. On Dec. 28, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1600 block of Bay Road, just east of University Avenue, and found a 33-year-old man with gunshot wounds lying on the ground of an apartment complex parking lot.

Paramedics from Menlo Park Fire Protection District provided medical care to the man, but he died of his injuries at the scene.

Coroner identifies motorcycle crash victim

A motorcyclist who died in a crash with another vehicle last week on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park has been identified by the San Mateo County coroner's office as 36-year-old San Jose resident Adam Wolf.

The crash was reported at about 3:50 a.m. on Dec. 28 on southbound Highway 101 just north of Willow Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a man driving a Honda Accord crashed and the car came to rest in a lane of the highway with its lights off. Wolf, riding a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, came from behind and struck the right rear passenger door of the Honda.

Wolf was pronounced dead at the scene while the Honda driver suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

Investigators have ruled out impairment as a factor in the crash, CHP officials said.

—Bay City News Services

House fire displaces Menlo Park family

A fire that broke out at a Menlo Park home Monday night left no injuries but displaced the family living there, according to Fire Marshal at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, Jon Johnston.

The fire, which occurred at 1275 Hermosa Way in Central Menlo Park appears to have been accidental in nature and related to a Tesla vehicle charger in the garage, according to Johnston.

The fire caused extensive damage to the garage and attic, making the home uninhabitable and causing about $750,000 in damage to the home and its contents. The family living there had to move out, but there were no injuries, he said.

As of now, it's not clear what the failure was that caused the fire, but it will be under investigation, he added.

— Kate Bradshaw


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