Alameda Elementary School Closed Due to Fatal Shooting

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An elementary school near San Leandro is closed today as sheriff's deputies investigate the fatal shooting of a young man on the campus Wednesday night, a sheriff's sergeant said.

Deputies responded to a report of shots fired at Hillside Elementary School at 15980 Marcella St. at about 8:45 p.m., sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.

When they arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, Nelson said.

The victim, believed to be 18 or 19 years old, was transported to Eden Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, he said.

Nelson said Hillside Elementary is shut down for the day as deputies search the grounds.

It is unknown what led to the shooting, but Nelson said investigators are looking into the possibility that it stemmed from a dice game.

This is the first homicide that the Alameda County Sheriff's Office has investigated this year.


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