Stephen Ellison

Coroner Identifies Hayward Man Shot Dead While Pushing Baby in Stroller

Alameda County sheriff's deputies on Thursday identified a man who was gunned down while pushing a stroller with his 3-month-old child in it, and continue to search for the alleged shooter.

The victim, who was killed Wednesday, was 29-year-old Daniel Deltoro of Hayward, the sheriff's department posted on Twitter. Police said the shooter walked up to Deltoro and shot him dead in the street.

Deltoro's widow, Cheyenne, said he just got out of prison last year and had started turning his life around.

"We had a son in May, and he just wanted to live a normal life," she said. "He used to be in a gang, and he dropped out of it to start a new life, to have his family together."

Cheyenne said she didn't know who wanted her husband dead. She said they were making plans to move out of the Bay Area.

A makeshift memorial emerged Thursday on the street where Deltoro was killed.

At about 3 p.m. Wednesday, deputies received a report that shots had been fired in the 200 block of Willow Avenue, sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly said.

Deputies who responded to the shooting found Deltoro on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, Kelly said. The child was unharmed.

Kelly described it as "a very disturbing scene."

Investigators canvassed the area to gather information about the shooting.

"We are in the process of reuniting the child with the mother and are providing support to the family and community," Kelly said.

Deltoro’s sisters arrived in the neighborhood just hours after the shooting. One of his friends said he was happy spending time with his baby.

Sheriff’s deputies said they are not ruling out the possibility this is a gang-related shooting. 

"We believe there’s an associated vehicle, we believe there are suspects related to a vehicle," Kelly said. "Whether they got out on foot or shot from the vehicle, those are things we’re working out right now."

Kelly said there's no suspect information being released at this time. He described the area, which is near Cherryland Park, as a middle-class residential neighborhood that's not typically a high-crime area.

Anyone who has information about the shooting should call the sheriff's office at (510) 667-7721.

NBC Bay Area's Sharon Katsuda contributed to this report.

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