2 dead, 2 injured in Hayward shooting
HAYWARD, Calif. - Two people died, and two others were injured in an alleged targeted shooting in Hayward Saturday morning.
According to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened in the 21200 block of Mission Blvd. outside a hookah lounge operating illegally.
Officials said they believe a prior altercation led to the shooting.
"Two entities showed up here and there was a shootout between the two," Lt. Tya Modeste said. "This was targeted."
Investigators did not provide any details about a possible suspect, though officials do not believe there is any safety threat to the public.
During the investigation law enforcement closed Mission Boulevard between Cherry Way and Grove Way. The road closures brought out neighbors who were curious about the crime.
"I'm really sad for the two people that lose their lives," neighbor Ahewani Usher said. "It's so close to my home. I'm a little scared. Bullets don't know names."
"You never want to hear that this kind of stuff is going on so close to home," neighbor Mario Rivas added. "It's just a sign of the times. No matter where you live, where you go, situations like this can break out."
According to investigators the location where Saturday's shooting took place is known for being a nuisance property.
In the past two years, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said it has responded to the location multiple times for disturbance calls involving intoxicated patrons.
"Alameda County Code Enforcement and Board Zoning and Adjustments have cited the owner for safety violations and violations for tobacco and alcohol sales without proper permits and licensing," officials said.
As of Saturday afternoon, new violations were posted on the building's exterior.
This story is developing, KTVU will update it as new information is made available.