News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Man Sought in Shooting
Contact : Agent Dan Ryan, Palo Alto Police Department    408-406-1330
Palo Alto, CA -   Police responded to the area of 574 Arastradero Road at 3:16 p.m., on the report of a shooting. Responding officers found the victim at the intersection of  Maybell Avenue and El Camino Real, suffering from at least two gunshot wounds. The victim is a 20 year-old man who just recently moved to the area from San Jose; he apparently argued with another local resident just before the shooting. He was taken to a hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition. 

The suspected shooter is Daniel GIL-FERNANDEZ, 19 years old, and a resident of the apartment complex at 574 Arastradero Road. He apparently fled the area as police were responding, and his location is unknown. He is described as 6'0" tall and weighs 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white tee shirt and blue jeans. His photograph is attached. 

GIL-FERNANDEZ allegedly shot eight times from a small caliber, semi-automatic pistol, and the weapon has not been located. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Callers choosing to stay anonymous may call 650-329-2190.