Oakland police revealed a 27-year-old man was found dead with gunshot wounds in the eastern parts of the city on Thursday morning but have not revealed the victim’s identity who is believed to be a resident in the area.
Residents discovered the victim’s body at about 7:47 a.m. on Thursday located in the 600 block of Nevada Street near Edes Avenue in the Brookfield Village area. Authorities have not yet determined how long the man’s body was in the area before the resident found it.
Police proceeded to block access to the streets surrounding the scene while they searched for potential evidence such as witnesses and video surveillance recordings. An investigation is underway to determine the motive of the crime but no arrests have been made so far.
The incident marks the 37th homicide the Oakland police have recorded this year alone. It is also the second in East Oakland within the last nine hours.
Earlier, a 60-year-old woman died after being shot at a homeless camp located on 77th Avenue shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Compared to last year’s 14 homicides in the same time period, this year’s numbers have been especially negative.
Police coordinated with Crime Stoppers of Oakland to put up a $10,000 reward for any information that could lead to identification and arrest of the suspect behind the fatal shooting, the East Bay Times reported.