OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Police were reviewing surveillance video on Thursday while investigating the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old woman as she was driving a few blocks from her home in a quiet Oakland neighborhood.
Police said Judy Salamon died in the attack on Wednesday when shots were fired into her car near a cemetery, sending it rolling down a hill and crashing into a parked vehicle.
No arrests have been made and no possible motives have been disclosed.
Neighbor Joe Denney told the San Francisco Chronicle that Salamon had moved to the Fairfax neighborhood about 20 years ago. He said the killing “is just such a tragedy and a shock to the neighborhood.”
Kate Heathcott told the Oakland Tribune the area had a reputation for low violent crime.
“Everybody knows each other, everybody looks out for each other,” Heathcott said. “If it were 5 p.m. everyone would come home and everybody would be out talking,”
The Chronicle said Salamon was an avid pet lover who dubbed herself the “Pet Nanny” while taking care of dogs.
“She was the type of person that when she sees an animal that was neglected or being abused, she was quick to call,” said David Cronin, interim director of Oakland Animal Services. “She was passionate about animals, dogs and cats both.”
Police hope surveillance cameras in the area might provide evidence.
The slaying was Oakland’s 56th homicide of the year.
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