Man found shot dead in Grocery Outlet parking lot

A person was found shot dead in the parking lot of a grocery store Saturday afternoon in Newark, according to police.

Police said officers responded to the Grocery Outlet located at 36601 Newark Blvd. just after 12:30 p.m. on reports of a person suffering from a gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, officers located a man in his vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide, and police said they do not think the act was random. No further information is being released at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. David Hibee at (510) 578-4962 or david.higbee@newark.org or Detective Jeffiner Bloom at (510) 578-4931 or Jennifer.bloom@newark.org.