A quiet street in San Leandro turned into a crime scene last night after a deadly shooting claimed the life of a woman and left a man injured. The incident occurred on E. 14th Street near 151st Avenue, and detectives from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) Eden Township Substation are now piecing together the tragic events.
According to the official ACSO Facebook page, the shooting took place on Friday, February 9, around 9:47 p.m. Responding to reports of a person down, law enforcement and medical personnel discovered a 47-year-old male and a 40-year-old woman with a mobility impairment each suffering from gunshot wounds. They swiftly received emergency medical aid at the scene before being taken to a nearby hospital, where the woman tragically succumbed to her injuries.
The apparent cause of the violence was a verbal altercation turned deadly. Investigators believe the suspect and victims were engaged in an argument prior to the shooting. "Based on the information we know at this time, it appears the shooting occurred during a verbal dispute between the suspect and the victims," the ACSO stated. They have since reassured the public that there is no continuing threat to their safety following the incident.
As authorities unravel the details, they are contacting the public for assistance. Anyone with information that could help clarify this case slowly is urged to contact the investigators at 510-667-3636 or the anonymous tip line at 510-667-3622. The ACSO is committed to apprehending the responsible party and delivering justice for the victims and their families.