Man shot in face in possible road rage incident


Officers were dispatched to 1017 Beech St. on a report of a shooting at about 12:45 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers located a 32-year-old East Palo Alto man sitting on the sidewalk in the 1000 block of Beech Street.

According to police, the victim appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound to his face. He was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition this morning.

Police said the preliminary statements from the victim and witnesses were conflicting and inconsistent. Police believe the shooting may have occurred after a vehicle collision that turned into a road rage incident.

East Palo Alto detectives located a possible suspect vehicle, however the occupants of the vehicle also gave conflicting statements to officers.

No suspects have been detained as of this morning, police said.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information is urged to contact East Palo Alto police by sending an anonymous email to or sending an anonymous text from a cellphone to (650) 409-6792 or by leaving an anonymous voicemail by calling (650) 409-6792 or (650) 853-8477.

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