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Man Shot Sitting In Car In East Palo Alto

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An East Palo Alto crime scene (CBS)

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EAST PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — A 23-year-old man was hit by gunfire from a passing car while he was sitting in a parked car in East Palo Alto late Friday night, East Palo Alto police said.

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Alberni Street for a report of a shooting around 11:45 p.m., police said.

Arriving officers found the 23-year-old East Palo Alto resident suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body, according to police.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment where he was listed in stable condition.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police said the victim was sitting in a parked vehicle with some friends when a black or dark colored car drove by and one person in that car shot at the parked vehicle, police said.

A round of bullets were fired, with one striking the victim, police said.

The shooters got away and remain at large, police said,

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the East Palo Alto Police Department at (650) 409-6792 or (650) 853-8477. Text messages can be sent to (650) 409-6792. Anonymous emails can be send to epa@tipnow.org.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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