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* Rafael Avila and Carlos Buenrostro identified as 18-year-olds shot and killed in Hayward

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Hayward police late Wednesday released the names of two teenagers shot and killed in the city early Sunday. Rafael Avila, 18, had been shot multiple times when police responded to the 21600 block of Westpark Street and found him laying next to a vehicle at around 1:05 a.m., according to police. Avila was pronounced dead at the scene.Carlos Buenrostro, also 18, was found by responding officers laying on the sidewalk at the same location. Buenrostro had also suffered several gunshot wounds, but was able to briefly speak with police before he was taken to Eden Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.Both young men were residents of Hayward.A 17-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man were arrested the morning of the shooting, allegedly hiding in different locations after fleeing police by car and then on foot into Oakland.Investigators are still trying to determine a clear motive for the killings.Anyone who might have information that would assist the ongoing investigation is urged to call Hayward police Inspector Kendell Won at (510) 293-7113 or Detective John Racette at (510) 293-7031. Investigators remind any potential witnesses that information can be given anonymously and confidentially.

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  • i miss carlos and rafa too i grew up with them to i went to longwood elementery and all the way to mt eden with them…they will alays be in my heart…i love you both very much…..i cant belive someone would do this to them they were good boys….but u guys r in my heart for ever…rest easy carlos and rafa…..

  • Rest in paridise rafa and carlitos i will miss you both so much… and who ever killed these two young men for no aparent reason I HOPE YOU ROT IN HELL FOR WHAT YOU DID not only did you kill two young boys but you hurt all of there familys and friends!!!

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