Police Release Sketch in San Leandro Triple Homicide

Police have few clues in triple homicide

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    Police in San Leandro are looking for the gunmen who opened fire on a group of partygoers, killing three people. NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez reports from San Leandro. (Published Monday, Oct 3, 2011)

    Late Monday, San Leandro police released a sketch of a man they said was a "person of interest" in the triple homicide over the weekend.  (See below)

    In all three people were killed and three others was injured when a gunman opened fire on the SUV the six were sitting in around 1:20 a.m. Sunday.

    Police identified the victims as 16-year-old Leneasha Northington of San Leandro,  19-year-old Shanice Kiel of San Francisco and 23-year-old Joshua Alford of Oakland.  The three who were hurt have not been identified.

    Witnesses said a party that was advertised on-line and may not have had the proper permits, just let out when at least two gunmen walked up to their vehicle and opened fire.

    A green SUV sat in the parking lot Sunday riddled with bullets. Sgt. Doug Calcagno with the San Leandro police department said it was not clear if the gunmen attended the party.

    The Oakland Tribune said the party was for tattoo enthusiasts.  

    Police described the person of interest as a black man with a light complexion, 18 to 24 years old, 5-foot-7 with a slim build. He had shoulder-length dreadlocks with gold tips. He also had upper and lower gold teeth with a design of canines and diamonds.

    Police were also looking for another man but only said he was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

    Police are asking for the public's assistance in their  investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call  San Leandro police directly or to call the tip line at (510) 577-3278.