(KRON) – An overnight shooting in Hayward left two people dead and is now being investigated as a double homicide, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting happened at a hookah lounge at 21272 block of Mission Blvd., shortly after 1:30 a.m. The sheriff’s office said two people died and two others were injured in the ‘targeted’ shooting that occurred after some sort of disturbance. Authorities say there is no threat to the public at this time.
When police arrived on the scene they found one unresponsive person on the ground in front of the hookah lounge. That victim was later pronounced dead. Two local hospitals reported to authorities that another three people came in for emergency care, and one of those victims died at the hospital. Two others are still receiving treatment for their injuries.
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The business located at the address is called Asli Hookah Lounge & Smoke Shop. Authorities say the lounge has been shut down in the past for failure to obtain proper permits to sell tobacco and alcohol.
The business has received several fines since being shut down but continuing to operate and removing all signage from the front of the building, the sheriff’s office said. Police have since closed Mission Blvd. between Cherry Way and Grove Way and are advising drivers to use Montgomery Street as of 5:11 a.m.
Units are currently at the scene investigating the incident. Mission Boulevard is still facing some closures between Cherry and Grove ways.
This is a developing story. Stick with KRON for updates.