Man injured in E. Palo Alto shooting

January 5, 2009 12:23:02 PM PST
East Palo Alto police Monday are investigating a Sunday night shooting that injured a 20-year-old man.

Officers were dispatched around 10:20 p.m. to the 2100 block of Pulgas Avenue after police received reports of a shooting victim.

East Palo Alto resident Anthony Ray Drayton was found with a gunshot wound to his left leg and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

Police said Drayton was approached by an unknown number of suspects as he walked down the street. He was shot once before the suspect or suspects fled, police said.

Police have been unable to find witnesses to the shooting or identify a suspect or suspects.

The Police Department's "Shot Spotter" system was working at the time of the shooting but did not register gunfire in the area where the victim said he had been shot, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Angel Sanchez at (650) 853-3144 or (650) 853-3160 or the anonymous tip line at (650) 851-8477.


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