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

A 15-year-old boy died in a shooting on June 13 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 hadn't been 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.

The 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.

Police, state agents issue citations for selling alcohol to minors

Five people were cited for selling alcohol to minors in Menlo Park on Friday.

The citations were issued during a joint decoy operation by the Menlo Park police and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

During the operation, minors working under the supervision of officers tried to buy alcohol from 12 retail businesses in the city, according to Menlo Park police.

Law enforcement officials cited employees at Bevmo, MP Mongolian Barbeque, Mami Cheli's and a Chevron gas station on Alameda de las Pulgas for allegedly serving alcohol to minors, according to Menlo Park police officials. In the case of one of the restaurants, two clerks were cited.

People who sold alcohol to underage patrons can face fines as high as $250 and up to 32 hours of community service for the first violation, police officials said in a news release Saturday.

Also, businesses that sold to a minor could face additional fines and could have their alcoholic beverage license suspended or revoked, police said.

Bay City News Service

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