A shooting that injured two teens in East Palo Alto on Wednesday night was originally thought to have been motivated by road rage but is now being investigated as gang-related, police said.
At about 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, East Palo Alto police were dispatched to a residence at 2543 Farrington Way, near University Avenue, on a report of 23 ShotSpotter activations, according to police.
Officers were contacted by a person inside the residence and were informed that two teenage victims were suffering from gunshot wounds.
Officers located the two victims, ages 16 and 17 and both East Palo Alto residents, in a rear bedroom of the residence, police said.
Both victims suffered at least one gunshot wound and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Both were expected to survive.
Investigators believe both victims were in the front yard of 2543 Farrington Way when a silver newer-model Honda stopped nearby.
A Hispanic male got out of the vehicle and walked to the front of the residence, then fired at the two victims before fleeing from the scene in the vehicle.
The suspect remains at large, according to police.
Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has knowledge of the incident is urged to contact police at (650) 321-1112 or may do so anonymously by calling (650) 798-5957. People 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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