Police investigate double shooting in Newark on Thornton Ave.

June 29, 2013 1:40:36 PM PDT
Newark homicide detectives are investigating an early morning murder at the intersection of Thornton Avenue and Mullberry Street, that caused traffic in the area to be diverted, according to police.

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.