PALO ALTO, Calif. (KRON) — A gunman fired bullets into an upscale cafe at Stanford Shopping Middle about 5 p.m. Monday, Palo Alto law enforcement reported. Law enforcement are investigating the incident, which has been characterised as a drive-by shooting.
No 1 was hurt within Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse.
“The scene is safe. Preliminary information indicates the suspect fired a handgun from a transferring car or truck. Mysterious motive or concentrate on at this stage,” the Palo Alto Law enforcement Section wrote.
Officers responded to a contact from an employee of the steakhouse at all around 4:25 p.m. on Monday. Officers responded promptly and confirmed that a huge plate glass window near the front doorway experienced been struck by gunfire, law enforcement said in a press release.
The cafe was open up for organization at the time and shoppers have been inside. Bullet casings from a handgun were observed in the ensuing investigation. Law enforcement also say they positioned a witness who reported viewing the suspect sticking a handgun out the driver’s window of a automobile.
The suspect’s vehicle was a black Chevrolet Camaro that sped absent northbound on El Camino Real, in accordance to law enforcement. The witness was not able to explain the suspect. An additional unoccupied motor vehicle that was struck by gunfire was later on situated parked close to the cafe.
“Officers positioned proof on El Camino Real to point out that at the very least two photographs have been fired from there. A witness noted viewing the suspect flee,” PAPD wrote.
“There had been no lockdowns ordered by police as a final result of this incident. Officers have checked the entirety of the mall. There are even now a selection of officers remaining on scene to make sure community protection,” police wrote on Twitter at 5:35 p.m.
Officers also received a second-hand report about an individual inside of the purchasing center they believed had been wearing a holster on their belt. Officers searched the shopping mall as a precaution. The suspect, or suspects, keep on being at huge.