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McDonald's drive-by shooting in East Palo Alto: 6 wounded including grandmother and 6-year-old child

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By Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press Reporter

PUBLISHED: 22:54 EST, 5 May 2013 | UPDATED: 03:47 EST, 6 May 2013

Six people were injured after a drive-by shooting in broad daylight outside a McDonald’s restaurant in East Palo Alto, California, on Sunday afternoon.

Police captain John Cook told KPIX5 that four Hispanic males, a grandmother and her six-year-old grand daughter were at a bus stop on University Avenue when two gunmen shot into the crowd.

The men and the grandmother had gunshot wounds, while the girl hurt herself when she ran away from the scene. None of the injuries in the shooting were believed to be life-threatening.

Shock: Six people were injured after a drive-by shooting in broad daylight outside a McDonald¿s restaurant in East Palo Alto, California, on Sunday afternoon

Shock: Six people were injured after a drive-by shooting in broad daylight outside a McDonald¿s restaurant in East Palo Alto, California, on Sunday afternoon

Surprise: Police said that four Hispanic males, a grandmother and her six-year-old grand daughter were at a bus stop on University Avenue when two gunmen shot into the crowd.

Surprise: Police said that four Hispanic males, a grandmother and her six-year-old grand daughter were at a bus stop on University Avenue when two gunmen shot into the crowd.

Witnesses to the incident - that happened at around 2.45 pm on Sunday - told investigators the suspects fled in either a green or silver vehicle.

Captain Carl Estelle of East Palo Alto Police said detectives believe the shooting was gang-related.

Authorities arrived to find four people had fled into the McDonald's after the incident while two victims remained outside.

According to the Bay Area News Group, an adult male in his 20s, received more serious wounds than the others and was immediately taken to hospital by ambulance.

Scene: The incident took place on University Avenue in East Palo Alto

Scene: The incident took place on University Avenue in East Palo Alto

Menlo Park Fire Department Chief Harold Schapelhouman told Bay Area News that the five other people had less serious injuries, mostly to the lower extremities.

All the victims were taken to Stanford Medical Center for treatment.

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