Two homicides under investigation in San Leandro

SAN LEANDRO — Two homicides — a fatal stabbing Tuesday inside a supermarket and a fatal shooting Monday — are being investigated by police.

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Police said the fatal stabbing happened about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday inside a Safeway store, 555 Bancroft Ave.

Officers provided first aid to the victim inside the store before he was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Police said the stabbing resulted from a physical confrontation that happened between the victim and a “member of another group of persons inside the store.” During the confrontation, the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed the victim before fleeing.

Authorities did not release information about a suspect or a possible motive.

The fatal shooting happened about 6 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Hesperian Boulevard and Colby Street.

Police responding to a report of a shooting found the man with a single gunshot wound to the chest. He died at the scene.

Police have not released a motive for the shooting and have not provided any suspect information.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to contact Senior Detective T. Perry at 510-577-3235, or the anonymous tip line at 510-577-3278, or Text-to-Tip at 888777 (keyword: TipSLPolice).

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to contact Detective C. Pricco at 510-577-3244, or the anonymous tip line at 510-577-3278, or Text-to-Tip at 888777 (keyword: TipSLPolice).

The killings are the second and third homicides investigated by police this year.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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