SAN LEANDRO—According to reports, a man died in a hospital parking lot in San Leandro on February 12, after an apparent road rage incident. Officers responded to the area of Marina Boulevard and Verna Court before 10 p.m. on reports of gunshots, authorities indicated. On Tuesday, February 14, the victim was identified as Wardell Taliaferro.
According to police, while officers were responding to that area, another call came in regarding a woman screaming for help from the Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center parking lot, located at 2500 Merced St.
When officers arrived at the hospital, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with a woman, who identified herself as the victim’s wife, police noted. A 5-year-old child and toddler were also inside the vehicle. There were no reports of any injuries to the victim’s wife or children.
Officers and emergency personnel attempted life-saving measures to revive the victim, but he succumbed to injuries sustained. Investigators found evidence of a shooting in the 1900 block of Marina Boulevard, which is about a half-mile north of the hospital. No arrests have been made in the incident.
The San Leandro Police Department ask that anyone with information on the shooting call the Criminal Investigations Division at (510) 577-3230.