HAYWARD -- Police on Tuesday continued to investigate the fatal shooting of a Hayward teenager gunned down Monday afternoon near the baseball diamond at Centennial Park.

The victim, a 17-year-old boy who lived on the west end of the city and who participated in an area independent studies program, was found shot multiple times on a concrete walkway in the park at 24000 Amador Street, police said.

As of the Tuesday afternoon no arrest had been made in the killing and no information was released about a motive.

Police also have not released the victim's name; investigators say they are waiting until they confirm his identity. An Alameda County Coroner's Office spokesman said an autopsy took place late Tuesday morning.

At the time of the shooting, the victim was accompanied by another 17-year-old Hayward teen who was a friend, according to Hayward Police Sgt. Ken Forkus.

Officers responded to the park after a caller reported hearing gunshots at 3:27 p.m., said. When they arrived, they discovered the teen lying unconscious on the walkway near the baseball diamond.

Police have not said where on his body the teen was struck by gunfire but said his friend was not hit.

The teen was taken to the hospital, where he died at 4:10 p.m.

Police are interviewing several witnesses, some who heard the shooting and others who claimed to have seen it, Forkus said.

It was not immediately known what they were doing in the park.


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