Two young men were gunned down on a quiet Union City street early Sunday – the East Bay city’s first homicides of the year, authorities said.
Union City police said they got numerous 911 calls from residents in the area of 11th and D streets at around 1 a.m. reporting gunfire. A neighbor reported to police that there were two men lying in the street.
Arriving officers found the two men, each suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
One of the young men was declared at the scene while the second was rushed to the hospital where he later succumbed to his wound.
Union City Police Commander Gloria Lopez-Vaughan said authorities had yet to determine if there was one shooter or others involved and what the motive was behind the shooting.
“We are looking at every possible angle,” she told KTVU.
Investigators were canvasing the neighborhood, asking residents what they may have heard and seen.
The identities of the two young men were being withheld until their next of kin were notified.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Union City Police Department at (510) 471-1365. Anonymous tips can be communicated by calling (510) 675-5207.
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