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Police investigate fatal shooting of man found near Richmond train tracks

A San Pablo man was found dead Thursday morning in the unincorporated Contra Costa County community near North Richmond, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies were dispatched at 10:45 a.m. to the train tracks near Giant Road and Parr Boulevard where someone found a body.

Law enforcement officers initially though the man had been hit by a train but then saw that had been shot.

Sheriff’s officials identified the victim as 40-year-old William Tate. The slaying is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (925) 646-2441 or (925) 313-2600.

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