Trust fund for E. Palo Alto murder victim

April 17, 2009 4:41:45 PM PDT
A trust fund has been established for a 32-year-old man who was killed in a shooting in East Palo Alto last month that also injured four others.

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The victim was East Palo Alto resident William Sandoval.

Trust fund information:
William Sandoval's Family
Donations for the Deceased
Wells Fargo Checking - 8047005049

The police department's Shot Spotter system alerted officers to gunshots just before 9:30 p.m. the night of the shooting. While responding, the officers received a report of a shooting in the same area on Addison Avenue, according to Detective Angel Sanchez.

Officers found one shooting victim in a driveway of a residence in the 2200 block of Addison Avenue.

A second victim, a juvenile suffering from a gunshot wound to the ankle, was also located at the residence. He was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive, according to Sanchez.

While at the residence officers were notified of three more shooting victims who had arrived at a hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries, Sanchez said.

One of those victims, Roman Soria, endured a gunshot wound to the face. Another victim, Eduardo Contreras, suffered from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, and the last victim, Ismael Velasquez, sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, according to Sanchez.

Officers believe the shooting is related to an altercation among unwanted guests at a party, Sanchez said.

The shooting appears to have ensued when the altercation turned into a fight and an unknown suspect fired several gunshots into a crowd, striking five, according to Sanchez.

Anyone with further information about the shooting is asked to call police at (650) 464-6837 or (650) 853-3144. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the tip line at (650) 851-8477.

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Bay City News contributed to this report.

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