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Oakland Drive-By Shooting Leaves Father Of 3 Dead

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An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

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OAKLAND (CBS SF/AP) — Oakland police said a father of three was killed in bed near his sleeping wife and children when his house was sprayed with bullets in a drive-by shooting.

Officer Kevin McDonald said one of many bullets passed through a wall and hit 46-year-old mechanic Thourn Nhep, who was pronounced dead at the scene when police arrived Saturday. Neighbors said a mid-size sedan sped away after the shooting.

McDonald said the shooting was not random, but did not give further details of who was targeted and why. No one had been arrested.

Nhep’s 18-year-old daughter Sok told the Tribune it was the third time the house had been shot at recently.

Sok said her father was a “good guy” who had nothing to do with violence.

(Copyright 2011 by CBSSan FranciscoandBay CityNews Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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