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By Henrietta J. Burroughs
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Posted on Sunday, June 5, 2011  
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                            Click on each image to enlarge sketch.

                       Police sketch of first suspect wanted for murder of infant     Sketch of second murder suspect
                   These two images are composite sketches of two
                   suspects
who are wanted in the shooting death of
                   an infant and the wounding of the infant's parents
                   in East Palo Alto on June 5, 2011.
              


A three-month old baby was shot and killed in a triple shooting today that also left his parents wounded. The East Palo Alto Police reported that the baby, his parents and his three year old brother had just left a baby shower, which took place in the 400 block of Wisteria Drive, when they were approached by two unidentifed male suspects, dressed in dark clothing. The men fired multiple shots into their vehicle.

The family, who was visiting from Redwood City, was taken to the hospital. The adult victims had serious but non-life threatening gunshot wounds, but their infant son was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the head. The three year old did not sustain any serious injuries.

The police are not releasing the names of the victims and have secured the services of a sketch artist, who after meeting with witness(es) created a composite sketch of the two suspects.

At a press conference held later in the day, the East Palo Alto Police announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and the conviction of the suspects.

The police department is encouraging anyone who might have witnessed the shooting or has any information regarding the crime to contact the police by:

Sending an email to epa@tipnow.org

Sending a text message from a cell phone to: 650-409-6792 or by

Leaving an anonymous voice mail by calling the same phone number.


Article updated June 5, 2011 at 9:37 p.m. and corrected at 1:58 p.m. on June 6, 2011.

To contact the author of this article, email Henrietta J. Burroughs at epatoday@epatoday.org.


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