Fremont Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Near Apartment Complex

Homicide is believed to be the first this year in a city where they are rare

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Police in Fremont early Thursday were investigating a fatal shooting in what is believed to be the city's first homicide this year.

The shooting occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night near the Mosaic Apartment Complex in the 39800 block of Fremont Boulevard in the city's Sundale neighborhood, police said.

Officers arrived to find one male suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police set up a perimeter and were searching for at least one suspect, possibly two, in the area. SWAT and K-9 units also responded to the scene to aid in the search, police said.

Later Thursday morning, SWAT officers surrounded an abandoned home on nearby Bidwell Drive, but it was not clear if the shooter or shooters were inside, police said.

Homicides in Fremont are rare. The city had a total of two last year, and the most it has seen in the past five years is three in 2018, according to city crime data.

The victim was not immediately identified.

Police later confirmed it was the first homicide in Fremont this year.

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