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East Palo Alto man suffers minor head wound in shooting

An East Palo Alto resident was shot in the head this afternoon but sustained only a superficial wound, police said.

Police were then called to the 2300 block of Palo Verde Avenue at 1:44 p.m. after sensors detected the sound of gunfire in the area, according to Detective Steve Ong.

Residents then called to report a gunshot victim, Ong said.

The victim, an 18-year-old East Palo Alto resident, was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle for treatment of a superficial gunshot wound to his head.

Police are asking any witnesses to this incident to contact them by calling 650-321-1112. Anonymous tips can be left by emailing to epa@tipnow.org, or texting or calling 650-409-6792.

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