By the Daily Post staff
A 22-year-old man was shot and killed while driving in the 900 block of Beech Street in East Palo Alto on Christmas Eve, police said.
The victim’s name won’t be released until his family is notified. No arrests have been made.
ShotSpotter, the device that picks up the sound of gunfire in East Palo Alto, alerted police that there had been a shooting on Beech Street at 11:33 p.m. Friday.
Police arrived and found a vehicle had crashed through a fence and then slammed into the front porch of a home in the 900 block of Beech.
Officers checked the crashed vehicle and found the driver inside, though he was unresponsive, police said. Officers removed the man from the vehicle to render first aid when they saw he had possibly sustained gunshot wounds.
Menlo Park Fire Protection District paramedics arrived to provide aid to the victim. He was rushed via ambulance to a hospital for emergency medical treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police. Anonymous tips can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or via text to (650) 409-6792. Or witnesses can leave an anonymous voicemail by calling (650) 409-6792. Detective Aleyda Romero, who is handling the case, can be reached at (650) 853-7249.