Shootout Between Thugs at a Park While Kids Were Playing in Broad Daylight
Uploaded May 19, 2022 Residents of East Palo Alto are gathering Wednesday evening to take back a park beloved by children and families who were caught in the crossfire as two groups shot at each other, leaving one man dead and three others wounded. Police say 33 shots were fired, starting around 6 p.m. Tuesday evening at Jack Farrell Park on Fordham Street as children were playing tag and a church baseball team was practicing for an upcoming game. ,br. Interim Police Chief Jeff Liu said four shooters were involved, two each from what appeared to be rival groups. Their identities and the motive are still unknown. A girl was playing tag with her cousins as one of them was taking cell phone video when gunfire broke out. One of the shooters was only 10 to 15 feet away from her. In the video, you see the girl running away toward the baseball field, clearly scared and yelling, "Help me!" The girl was not hurt, but the team and spectators where she was seeking shelter from the hail of bullets were also under attack with bullets flying in different directions. Some dodged them by hiding under the bleachers. One of them, an adult man, was grazed by a bullet to the head. He did not require hospitalization.