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Police investigators look over an SUV with a covered body next to it after a shooting on Inlet Drive in Bay Point, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.(Dan Rosenstrauch/Staff)

BAY POINT -- A man was killed in a "brazen" shooting in a Bay Point neighborhood Thursday that forced a shelter-in-place order for residents while police searched unsuccessfully for the shooter.

Police descended upon Marina Road and Inlet Drive after callers reported a shooting about 1:55 p.m., Contra Costa Sheriff's Office Capt. Mark Williams said. Police found a victim in a vehicle who was tended to by emergency workers, but he was declared dead about 5 p.m.

Residents were advised to stay in their homes for about two hours while police searched for the suspect. The shelter-in-place order was lifted about 5 p.m.

Police and Sheriff's Office deputies spent 45 minutes in front of a home on Marina Drive, just past Sandview Drive, where they believed the suspect had ran, Williams said, but they later discovered the home was empty. Officials didn't have a description for the suspect, nor did they say whether the suspect was male or female. Police said they believed the shooter ran from the home.

"It is brazen," Williams said of the shooting. "We don't have a motive at this point."

Police did not identify the victim, pending notification of his relatives, nor did they release his age.

Three schools in the area put themselves on lockdown after the shooting occurred. Students at Riverview Middle School, Shore Acres Elementary School and Rio Vista Elementary School were kept inside their classes until 4 p.m., Williams said.

Williams said the shooting is not believed to be gang-related.

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