Young Male Found Fatally Shot in Unincorporated San Leandro, Alameda County Sheriff's Investigating

Young Male Found Fatally Shot in Unincorporated San Leandro, Alameda County Sheriff's InvestigatingSource: Google Street View
Eric Tanaka
Published on February 10, 2024

A grim discovery has shaken the Alameda County community after a juvenile male was found dead, victim of a gunshot wound to the head. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) reported that deputies were called to the scene near 170th and Clinton Avenue in Unincorporated San Leandro, Ashland area, last Thursday evening.

Responding to a distressing alert of a body lying on the ground, the local enforcement officials arrived at around 5:30 p.m. to find the young male unresponsive, their efforts to revive him proving futile as he was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a Facebook post by ACSO, emergency medical services made an appearance swiftly, but the victim's injuries were too severe.

Investigators were quick to converge on the site to take control of the situation, signaling the commencement of what promises to be a meticulous homicide investigation. The ACSO believes this harrowing event was an isolated incident, offering some solace, albeit cold, to an unsettled public. However, details surrounding the motive and circumstances of the incident remain sparse as detectives dig for clues and answers.

While the Sheriff's Office has made it clear there is "no identified danger to the general public's safety," the undertaking to unearth the truth behind this senseless act of violence is very much underway. The ASCO is urging anyone with any knowledge of the crime to come forward, offering contact avenues through investigators at 510-667-3636 or, for those seeking confidentiality, an anonymous tip line at 510-667-3622.