HAYWARD (CBS SF) — A man was shot dead on Mission Boulevard in Hayward early Sunday morning and people should avoid the area between Mattox Road and Blossom Way as the crime is investigated, sheriff’s officials said.

Around 3 a.m., officers responded to the 21200 block of Mission after a man called to say his friend had been shot, according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly.

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The officers found the man suffering from a gunshot wound, Kelly said. The victim was in a vehicle. Paramedics tried to save the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Kelly.

Hayward Homicide Investigation

Alameda County sheriff’s officials released this photo of an ongoing homicide investigation on Mission Blvd in Hayward Sunday morning

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“We believe our victim was at a local hookah lounge just down the street … that he likely drove after he was shot and subsequently died where you see the vehicle now,” Kelly told KPIX.

There were other people in the car but none of them was injured, Kelly said.

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