A Sikh man was shot dead in Oakland, San Francisco in broad daylight while carrying out his duties as an ice cream man.
At about 4:32pm. Saturday, police said, a gunman approached Singh, 45, and fatally shot him inside his van before running away through backyards. Police have not determined if anything was stolen from Singh or his van, which was covered with stickers of the ice cream treats and candy he sold. Eyewitness stated “I heard five shots and came to my front door,” she recalled. Certain that the gunman had fled, Paula ran out to the van and found Singh slumped against the door. “I couldn’t open it, but the police came really quick,” she said.
Paula said Singh appeared to be alive when he was removed from the van, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, leaving neighbors searching for answers.
“I don’t know what to say,” one woman said as she pushed a cart along the sidewalk. “Everybody is shocked about the ice cream man.”
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the killer. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 510-238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
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