OAKLAND (CBS SF/AP) — A Dublin man and Daly City woman found dead inside a vehicle that slammed into an Oakland home Saturday morning had been shot to death, authorities said.
Oakland homicide detectives on Monday were trying to determine where the shooting took place. The car — a silver sedan — crashed into a home in the 500 block of Douglas Ave. at 11:07 a.m. and responding officers found the dead couple inside.
KPIX 5 learned Monday the home belonged to Oakland resident Mele Tavake.
“It’s scary. My nieces play here,” said Tavake.
She said the only thing saving her house was a refrigerator that happened to be in the driveway.
“It hit the frig and the wheels just spinning,” said Tavake.
No one else was injured in the crash or the shooting. Neighbors told KPIX 5 they heard gunfire but didn’t see who was firing off the rounds. While the couple’s identities had yet to be released by the coroner, investigators said the victims were a 20-year-old Daly City woman and a 20-year-old Dublin man.
Investigators said the couple had come to Oakland to attend last weekend’s Rolling Loud Bay Area hip-hop festival at the Oakland Coliseum.
There was no information available about a possible suspect or suspects. The deaths were Oakland’s 57th and 58th homicides of the year.
“It seemed like the guy’s foot was on the gas pedal, cause you could hear the engine going and the tires [makes car revving sound],” explained Tavake.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland were offering up to $20,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the shooter, according to the East Bay Times.
Tavake remained shaken by the fatal incident.
“It’s pretty scary. I felt like they died here and their spirits are kind of around here at my house,” she said.
Anyone with information was asked to call police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
Juliette Goodrich contributed to this report.