Bicyclist opens fire, killing one and injuring another
Saturday, November 27, 2004
One man is dead and a woman injured after a bicyclist fired gunshots into the victims' vehicle Friday evening in East Palo Alto.
Around 6:50 p.m. officers at an East Palo Alto police station heard a vehicle honking repeatedly, according to police, and located it on the side of the police station.
Police found the female driver and her male front-seat passenger suffering from gunshot wounds. A woman in the back seat was not injured.
Firefighters were called to the scene to treat the gunshot victims, report police. The passenger, a 42-year-old Palo Alto man, was pronounced dead at the scene, reported police.
The driver, a 32-year-old woman from Palo Alto was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, according to police.
She and the uninjured back seat passenger, a 27-year-old San Mateo woman, told officers that a man on a bicycle opened fire as they drove past two men on bikes on Palo Verde Avenue at Bay Road.
The women, who reportedly came close to colliding with one of the bicyclists, did not know why the cyclist fired at them, police report.
There was no further description of the suspect.
The injured driver should be released from the hospital in a day or two, say police.