Five people were shot and a 6-year-old girl was injured in East Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon near a McDonald's on University Avenue, according to police.
The shootings were picked up by the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system, and several residents called 911 shortly after 2:45 p.m. The incident occurred near a bus stop on Bay Road adjacent to the west side of a McDonald's at 2401 University Ave., East Palo Alto police Captain John Cook said.
Four young Hispanic males and a grandmother police also described as Hispanic waiting near the SamTrans bus shelter were shot and received non-life-threatening injuries. The child was injured after falling as she ran away, he said. The grandmother and child are not associated with the other victims, he said. All six were taken to Stanford Hospital for treatment.
The shooter is a young Hispanic male who fired from a smaller early 90s vehicle, possibly a gray or silver car, which police called a vehicle of interest.
Cooks said in an earlier interview that two males are being sought.
The small car approached from northbound Bay Road. The car stopped directly in front of the bus stop, then several shots were fired at the victims from the inside of the vehicle.
Police are currently assessing video from nearby businesses, Cook said. The Cinco de Mayo Day shootings follow a Saturday night incident, in which a man was shot in the torso on Pulgas Street. Cook said the vehicle in that shooting appears to be larger and different.
Cook said he did not know how many shots were fired, but some casings were found on Gloria Way.
Police from Palo Alto and Menlo Park also arrived on scene and cordoned off Bay Road and McDonald's from University Avenue to Gloria Way. Menlo Park firefighters arrived on scene to treat the victims, finding some inside the McDonald's and some outside.
Cook said all were shot outside, but two ran into the restaurant after being struck. No one was injured inside.
Menlo Park Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said most of the injuries were to the victims' lower extremities. One man in his 20s had more serious injuries.