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Posted: 7:17 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012
KTVU.com and Wires
MENLO PARK, Calif. —
Menlo Park Police were looking Sunday morning for at least two people who they say fatally shot a man, right in front of his wife the evening before.
Police were called around 6:30 p.m. to reports of gunshots fired in the 300 block of Ivy Drive, according to Menlo Park police Cmdr. Dave Bertini.
Responding officers found a victim lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. Emergency responders arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Police said witnesses reported hearing gunshots and seeing two people fleeing the area. One was seen running north on Ivy Drive and the other was running west on Modoc Avenue, police said.
The suspects were described only as males wearing dark, hooded sweatshirts.
Investigators believe the victim was sitting in a vehicle with a woman who was believed to be the victim’s wife when the shooting occurred, and did not live in the area.
Police said that the assailants approached a couple in a parked car, and demanded their valuables, signaling that their motive was robbery.
“It has that feel to it… There's some scattered jewelry out in the street,” said Menlo Park Police Chief Lee Violett. “I believe her purse might have been taken from her.”
The investigation was ongoing.
The victim's name was being withheld pending notification of relatives, but he was described as a man in his forties.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call police at (650) 330-6300.
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