By the Daily Post staff
UPDATE, Thursday, Aug. 25 — Menlo Park Police have arrested an East Palo Alto teen for the shooting that occurred near the 7-Eleven on Oak Grove on Sunday.
Police arrested Sosefo Ahofono, 19, yesterday (Aug. 24) after police worked “around the clock sorting through volumes of witness statements, officer reports and evidence.” Chief Dave Norris said in a statement.
The shooting happened at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, and one man was hit. He was taken to the hospital and suffered from “serious but not life threatening” injuries, Norris told the city council on Tuesday.
The shooting is believed to be a targeted attack, according to Norris.
Ahofono is in jail, booked by police on a charge of attempted murder. He will be in court tomorrow and remains in jail on no bail status.
SUNDAY, Aug. 12 — One man was wounded in a drive-by shooting today (Aug. 21) at Oak Grove Avenue and Alma Street next to 7-Eleven in Menlo Park.
Drive-by shootings are unusual in that part of the city, which is on the edge of downtown and located not far homes with hefty price tags. Drive-bys are more common in the east part of town.
Police haven’t located the car from which the shots were fired.
However, police said they believe the intended targets of the shooting were four people who were seated in a parked car.
“The investigation indicates that this was an isolated incident — the suspects fled the scene immediately after the crime, and there is no active threat in the area,” police said in a statement last night.
The shooting happened at 1:20 p.m. yesterday and officers arrived within two minutes of receiving a 911 call, police said.
The officers rendered first aid and the victim was rushed to Stanford Hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Menlo Park Police Department’s Detective Unit at (650) 330-6300.