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* Oakland local tattoo artist Montago Bey Joshua shot dead in the 10000 block of MacArthur Boulevard

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Oakland police have identified a man who was fatally shot in East Oakland Friday morning as 45-year-old Montago Bey Joshua, a popular local tattoo artist. At about 11:30 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 10000 block of MacArthur Boulevard, where they found Joshua suffering from gunshot wounds on the sidewalk, police Officer Jeff Thomason said. Joshua, a Hayward resident, was transported by ambulance to Highland Hospital where he died at 12:09 p.m., according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau. Joshua apparently was in the area to visit friends. A gunman approached him, opened fire and then fled, Thomason said. Investigators are trying to establish a motive for the shooting. No arrests have been made. The shooting is the 52nd homicide in Oakland in 2010.

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