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Police officer Rolando Igno guards a crime scene where six people, including a 6-year-old child, were shot in broad daylight at a busy McDonald's restaurant on University Avenue in East Palo Alto, Calif., on Sunday, May 5, 2013. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

EAST PALO ALTO -- Six people including a 6-year-old child were shot in broad daylight Sunday afternoon at a busy McDonalds on University Avenue, a fire official said.

Neither a suspect nor motive were immediately known, but at least one man was taken to the hospital in serious condition, authorities said.

Officers were called after 2:48 p.m. for a report of a person shot in the foot at the McDonald's at 2401 University Ave. near Bay Road, according to Menlo Park Fire Department Chief Harold Schapelhouman.

Firefighters arrived and found six people with gunshot wounds, four inside the restaurant and two outside, Schapelhouman said.

One victim, a man in his 20s, suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Stanford Medical Center for treatment. It was not immediately known where he was shot.

Five others, including a grandmother and a 6-year-old, were also shot, most of them struck in their lower extremities, Schapelhouman said. They were also taken to Stanford Medical Center for treatment.

"Obviously this is a pretty brazen incident, to do this in daylight," he said.

East Palo Alto Police, including Chief Ronald Davis, are on the scene now, Schapelhouman said.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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