July 19, 2011 > Hayward homicide
Submitted By Lt. Roger Keener
Hayward Police Department (PD) responded to reports of gun shots at the 1900 block of W. Tennyson Road, in the vicinity of Calaroga Avenue, at 5.35 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2011. Additional calls indicated someone may have been shot. On arrival, officers were directed to the "76" gas station at W. Tennyson Road and Calaroga Avenue where they found a vehicle containing a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Emergency medical personnel responded within moments and determined the victim was dead.
Initial information indicated that at least one subject walked up to the parked vehicle and fired several rounds. The gunman ran from the scene. The surrounding areas were searched but the culprit was not found and remains at-large. The motive for the shooting is unknown but investigators, who do not believe this was a random act, will focus on learning anything they can about the incident from people who may have been in the area at the time. They also expect to determine if the victim was the intended target of the attack.
The victim's identity is unconfirmed. The Alameda County Coroner's Office will notify Hayward PD once his identity has been established and family members have been formally notified.
Anyone with information about this case can contact Inspectors M. Woods and G. Jakub at (510) 293-7081 and Guy.Jakub@hayward-ca.gov or by fax to (510) 293-7124.