Written by Bay City News Service
A 19-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after he was shot while in a vehicle in East Palo Alto late Tuesday, Aug. 20, police said.
At about 10:10 p.m., officers were alerted to shots fired in the 2500 block of Emmett Way, about a block from University Avenue. Arriving officers found a 19-year-old man slumped over in the driver seat of a parked vehicle. He had at least one gunshot wound, police said.
The Menlo Park Fire District arrived on scene and rendered aid to the man. He was taken to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.
The victim's name has not been released pending notification of his relatives.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information to contact Det. Tommy Phengsene at (650) 798-5947 or contact the East Palo Alto Police Department at (650) 321-1112. Witnesses can also send an anonymous email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send an anonymous text or voicemail to (650) 409-6792.
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