Newark homicide detectives were investigating a fatal drive-by shooting early Saturday morning, causing traffic in the area to be diverted, according to police.
Police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Thornton Avenue and Mullberry Street just after 4 a.m. Responding officers arrived to find two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.
A 21-year-old Newark resident was shot three times in his upper legs and arm, and later died at a local hospital, according to police.
The other victim, a 22-year-old Castro Valley resident, suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh but was expected to survive, police said.
Drivers heading westbound on Thornton Avenue were being diverted at Cherry Street. Delays were expected until after 9 a.m. Saturday.
Detectives from the Newark Police Department and Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force were currently investigating this incident.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting was asked to contact the Newark Police Department at (510) 578-4237. Information could also be left anonymously on the “Silent Witness” hotline at (510) 578-4965.
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