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Well-Known Ice Cream Vendor Jasvir Singh Shot, Killed in Oakland

by Associated Press / / Source: Associated Press
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland police are investigating after a well-known ice cream man was fatally shot inside his van.

The Oakland Tribune reports that Jasvir Singh was shot Saturday in East Oakland. Police say a gunman approached the ice cream truck and fired five times before running away through backyards.

A witness says Singh crashed his van — which is decorated with stickers depicting the candy and ice cream he sold — into a parked car during the shooting.

Singh was the second man killed last week while working on an Oakland street. Artist Antonio Ramos was fatally shot on Tuesday while painting a mural in West Oakland.

This year Oakland has recorded 74 homicides, up from 59 at the same point last year.