Update: Hayward Shooting Victim Identified

Roosevelt Foster, 26, who was visiting from Arkansas, was shot and killed on the 27200 block of Sleepy Hollow Avenue Thursday morning. The shooting prompted two nearby schools to be put on lockdown.

Updated 6:00 p.m.

By Bay City News Service

A man who was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Hayward apartment complex Thursday morning has been identified as Roosevelt Foster, a 26-year-old man who was visiting from Arkansas, Hayward police said.

The shooting was reported at about 10:34 a.m. in the 27200 block of Sleepy Hollow Avenue near West Tennyson Road, police said.

Foster was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the shooting is still under investigation and they don't have any suspect information.

Two nearby schools went into lockdown after the shooting, a school district employee said.

Southgate Elementary School, located at 26601 Calaroga Ave., went on lockdown around 11:30 a.m., according to Lisa Cote, an executive assistant with the Hayward Unified School District superintendent's office.

She said the lockdown was recommended by Hayward police.

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, located about half a mile away at 26890 Holly Hill Ave., decided to go on voluntary lockdown, Cote said.

The lockdowns were lifted at about 12:30 p.m.


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Noelle de Leon December 20, 2012 at 09:14 PM
This is quite disturbing now, all the schools should have security period! I have a son at school in Union City and this is shooting violence is just rediculous now! everyone should be proactive in the community and be aware of what's going on!
Ken Briggs December 22, 2012 at 06:29 PM
be nice if thepolice can find out who did this and put them in prison for life .
Ken Briggs January 01, 2013 at 06:00 PM
so where is the updates for this ? patch should stop the b s and put the up dates that they have or what patch has .


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