Man dies after being shot while driving Sunday evening


Richmond police Capt. Mark Gagan said the victim was shot as he drove on Harbor Way at about 5:30 p.m. but managed to continue for three blocks before crashing into a tree near Seventh Street and Ohio Avenue.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office today as Samuel Morales, a 24-year-old Richmond resident.

Gagan said detectives are investigating the shooting but don't yet have any information about a motive or suspects.

Gagan said there is a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case, and anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Lt. Louie Tirona at (510) 620-6613. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call (510) 232-8477.

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