News Release, Police Department, Public Safety

Homicide Investigation

September 18, 2020

HAYWARD, Calif., Sept. 18, 2020— On Sunday, September 13, 2020, at about 9:56 PM our officers responded to the area of Santa Clara Street and Jackson Street to a report of a traffic accident. Upon arrival, we located a man in a vehicle who was suffering from gunshot wound(s). Emergency medical personnel pronounced the man deceased.

The Alameda County Coroner’s Office and the Hayward Police Department have identified the victim in the homicide as Vishal Sharma, a 33-year-old man, of Hayward.

The incident remains an ongoing investigation as witnesses are identified and evidence is gathered. Anyone with information related to this homicide is asked to call Detective Purnell at 510-293-7176.

The Hayward PD case number is 2020-055408.

We want to thank the community for their patience as we continue this investigation. We will provide additional details as the investigation allows.

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