Hayward police have closed off part of a neighborhood where a body has been found in a driveway.
Neighbors called 911 to reports shots fired around 5 a.m. Monday. When police arrived, they found the man lying dead in a driveway near the intersection of 7th and C Streets.
Lynn linnen is not surprised someone was murdered at the home a couple doors up from her. She describes that place as "evil and haunted" because it has been home to so much drug activity in recent years.
She didn't witness the shooting but tells us that the man who police found in the driveway this morning was a regular user of drugs.
Police have just put up a pop-up tent over the scene. The coroner is on the way.
It looks like law enforcement is going to be out here for a while. Police will be interviewing witnesses who heard the shots.
They're not sure they've found anyone who actually saw the shooting, someone who would be able to provide a description of the shooter.
The Hayward Police Department's news release for this incident is below:
Time: 4:27 am
Location of Occurrence: 22000 block of 7th Street, Hayward, CA Location of Arrest: N/A
ARRESTING OFFICER(S): N/A INVESTIGATION OFFICER(S): Inspectors R. Lampkin and G. Jakub
About 4:27 am, the Hayward Police Department received several calls of gunshots being heard in the area of the 22000 block of 7th Street in Hayward. Police units responded to the area to investigate along with the Hayward Fire Department. First arriving police units found an unresponsive male subject down in a driveway.
The victim is described as a male in his early to mid 20’s. Fire Department personnel pronounced the male deceased at the scene. The location is currently an active crime scene with patrol officers and investigators searching for clues and attempting to identify possible witnesses.
There were no other reported injuries as a result of this shooting and the motive is under investigation. The suspect is not in custody and identity on the suspect is not known.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the case investigators; Inspector R. Lamkpin at (510) 293-7079 or Inspector G. Jakub at (510) 293-7081 or the Hayward Police Department Communications Center at (510) 293-7000