February 22, 2007

Yet another shooting in a $700k+ neighborhood

Palo Alto Online
A police investigation is continuing after officers responding to the report on Saturday of gunshots eventually found a woman receiving medical aid at a nearby firehouse, a sergeant said.

East Palo Alto police Sgt. John Chalmers said officers were alerted to an incident on the 2300 block of Clarke Street at 12:26 p.m. on Saturday but were unable to find any victims, suspects or witnesses.

Shortly thereafter came a report of a woman with a gunshot wound who was driven to a Menlo Park fire station on University Avenue.

The 42-year-old San Mateo woman was in the passenger side of a Honda Civic and was suffering from a bullet wound in her leg. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds.

Prior to her transport, investigating officers were unable to determine from the woman who it was who drove her to the fire station.

The victim “told police she did not know the identity of the driver that was driving the vehicle when she was shot, and then drove her to the fire station. The subject fled on foot from the vehicle prior to police arrival,” Chalmers reported in a departmental news release.

Detectives later collected three .45 caliber bullet casings in the driveway of Price’s Barber Shop at 2380 Clarke St [they meant Ave].

How unfortunate, it seems that shootings continue to go on East Palo Alto. I think three teens have been shot and killed already this year. That doesn’t seem to be discouraging people from moving in though apparently:

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You kind of have to wonder what prices would be like if there were no shootings. Would EPA be a $1-2 million per house neighborhood?

I just hope that this bump in property prices translates to more revenue to fund more police to end the violence.

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  1. Tim Says:

    East Palo Alto, was, is, and always will be the ghetto. I like how the neighborhood, (Oh sorry, I mean the ‘HOOD) is right next to da junkyard.
    I see a few $1Mil + homes scattered among them as well…..
    But nooooo there is no bubble. Bubbles are for bathtubs…….

  2. EthyAdded Says:

    It’s special here. The weather’s nice, they’re not making any more land, and the bullets generally miss vital organs.

  3. JasonofsoCal Says:

    Well, if you don’t like east Palo Alto, there is always Milpitas. Less bullets to worry about, but I am not sure how fatal the gases from the landfill might be. ;-)


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