HAYWARD, Calif. (KTVU) - The man shot dead while walking with his 3-month-old son in a stroller was identified Thursday as 29-year-old Daniel Deltoro of Hayward.
A growing memorial of candles and messages mark the spot where Deltoro was gunned down.
Deltoro was walking on the 200 block of Willow Avenue near Hayward when he was shot numerous times about 3 p.m. Wednesday. He died at the scene.
Alameda County sheriff's deputies found his 3-month-old son unharmed near his stroller. The baby has since been reunited with family members. Neighbors say it was a miracle that the infant wasn't hurt.
Investigators are looking for more than one assailant in the slaying but have not determined a motive.
Witnesses say they were stunned Deltoro was attacked as he walked with his son.
A day after the killing, deputies maintain a visible presence in the neighborhood.
Acquaintances of Deltoro told KTVU that he had recently been released after serving time, had hoped for a fresh start and was proud of his new baby. Deltoro did have a long rap sheet, including two convictions for unlawful sex.
"This child will not know exactly what happened that day, but that child will grow up knowing that they were present when heir father was killed," said Sgt. Ray Kelly with Alameda County Sheriff's Office. "A crime like this does shock the conscience of the public and so when they see a crime like this, they are definitely more apt to help us."
Many neighbors agreed that no matter his background he didn't deserve to be shot dead in front of his son.
"It's just really sad. Normally you don't expect things like this to happen especially with a baby. I really like how the community gathered together our neighbors and texted each other to make sure we were okay," said Lana Romo a neighborhood resident.