EAST PALO ALTO (KRON) – A teenager who was shot and killed Sunday night while sitting in a car in East Palo Alto has been identified as 16-year-old Jose Luis Quinones.
Quninones and three other teenaged friends had just returned from eating at McDonald’s and were sitting in a car parked in front of his family’s home in the 2800 block of Fordham street at 11 p.m.
Two of the other occupants were struck by gunfire and are being treated for non-life threatening injuries, police told KRON 4 reporter Yoli Aceves. A fourth passenger in the car was able to get out of the vehicle and escaped injury.
An investigation revealed that the four teens were sitting together inside the car when the suspects approached and fired several rounds into the car, police said.
Two suspects were seen fleeing the scene, possibly in an awaiting gray or silver sedan, according to police.
Quinones was a student at Woodside High School in Redwood City. His father said he studied hard and loved to play football. He was not involved in gangs, his father said.
Investigators are working on determining a motive for the crime.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call East Palo Alto Det. Nua Lualemaga at (650) 798-5952 or (650) 321-1112, or anonymously to (650) 409-6792.
Menlo Park fire provided aid to the wounded boys at the scene.
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