Suspected gunman in Menlo Park shooting arrested

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An East Palo Alto teenager was arrested on attempted murder charges. He is the suspected gunman in the Menlo Park shooting. 

Sosefo Ahofono, 19, was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on Wednesday. He is the suspect in the shooting that occurred on August 21 at 1:20 p.m. at Oak Grove Avenue and Alma Street where officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 

Life-saving aid was performed by officers until paramedics arrived and transported the victim to the hospital. 

The Menlo Park Police Department wrote, “The preliminary investigation revealed the incident to be a targeted act of violence.”

Detectives said they worked around-the-clock “sorting through volumes of witness statements, officer reports, and evidence. Based on this team effort, detectives were able to identify an associated vehicle and person of interest involved in the shooting.”

Police officers found Ahofono on Wednesday and took him into custody.

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