Man shot to death in Danville, a town routinely ranked among state's safest

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A man was found shot to death in a Danville neighborhood in a city that hasn't seen a homicide in three years and routinely ranks among the safest in California.

Police were called to the 3400 block of Fostoria Way at around 2:23 p.m. on Sunday.

Upon arrival, they found the body of an adult male with several gunshot wounds.

“We heard something and the ambulances and the fire trucks showed up and next thing you know we look outside and the police cars are here,” described Manuel Valencia.

The area resident told KTVU that there is rarely any type of criminal activity in the area except for the rare vehicle break-in.

“You don’t expect it here because nothing ever really happens here,” Valencia said.

Valencia’s home is located a few dozen yards from the parking lot where the victim’s body was discovered by police.

“I usually park back there because there’s no parking on the streets here ever,” Nick Collins said.

While attempting to retrieve his car, police told Collins that he would be unable to do so for several hours because the parking lot was an investigative crime scene.

The parking lot is surrounding by businesses and Collins told us is often used by residents in the neighborhood because there isn’t enough street parking for those who live in the area.

As the hours passed during the police investigation along Fostoria Way, more and more family members continued to arrive at the scene, many of whom were visibly shaken by revelation of the death.

Stunned neighbors watching the drama unfold family and loved ones in tears.   

Police have not released identify of the victim nor information on the man who took his life.

Anyone with information on the crime to contact detectives at (925) 314-3702. Anonymous tips can also be forwarded to the police department via Nixle by texting ‘Tip DanPD’ and your tip to 888777.