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Union City House Party Shooting Leaves 2 Injured, Neighbors Seek Eviction

A man and woman are in stable condition at an East Bay hospital after they were shot at a party in Union City early Sunday morning, police said.

It happened at a rental home where neighbors say there have been many parties since early July. They’re now trying to get the people living there evicted.

Bijn Delgoshaei said he’s never been so close to a shooting
in his life – not in his 20 years in America and not in the decade that he’s
lived in his current home on Cormorant Court in Union City.

“I really thought it was like a firework, pop, pop, pop,” he
said.

Delgoshaei and other neighbors said they have heard
fireworks consistently from the home since July. But this time, it was gunfire.

Delgoshaei said that, against his better judgement, he went
out to take a look.

“I walked out and there were a lot of people, and there were
altercations and people shouting and stuff,” he said. “So my wife was like hey
come back I’m calling the police.”

Union City officers arrested a suspect in the shooting after
arriving at the scene where authorities confirmed a large altercation involving
many people was taking place.

Neighbors were also concerned about the multitude of parties
taking place during the pandemic as gatherings are a main concern of health
leaders.

Alameda County currently has the most COVID-19 cases of any Bay Area county.


Source: NBC Bay Area

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