General Crime

* Rashad Meredith of Hayward fatally shot in East Oakland on Birth Street

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A man who was fatally shot in East Oakland on Friday night has been identified as 21-year-old Rashad Meredith of Hayward, police said today. Meredith was found shot at about 9:15 p.m. Friday in his car in the 9600 block of Birth Street. Officers who responded to the scene said Meredith’s car was engulfed in flames and had crashed into a parked vehicle which also was engulfed in flames.

A second man who had been struck in his leg by gunfire was found nearby but he was treated at a local hospital and released, according to police. Officers said there was evidence that dozens of rounds had been fired in the area. In addition to Meredith and the other victim, several nearby vehicles and homes were hit by gunfire, police said.

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