Police investigate double shooting in Newark on Thornton Ave.

NEWARK, Calif.

Police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting just after 4 a.m. Arriving officers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

A 21-year-old Newark resident was shot three times in his upper legs and arm and later died at a local hospital, according to police. A 22-year-old Castro Valley resident suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh but is expected to survive, police said.

Drivers heading westbound on Thornton Avenue were diverted at Cherry Street

Delays lasted until after 9 a.m. this morning.

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