The San Leandro Police Department has released the names of two men who were found fatally shot in the same fitness center parking lot, just 10 days apart. The victims have been identified as Sebahattin Ciftci, 46, and Emre Bozkurt, 21. Both men were discovered inside their vehicles in the parking lot of the 24-Hour Fitness at Bayfair Center on East 14th Street.
Authorities believe that the two homicides may be connected, although they have not disclosed the reasons behind this suspicion to avoid compromising the ongoing investigation. Both victims were found shot to death, with Ciftci discovered on September 14 inside a gold Toyota Camry, and Bozkurt found on September 24 inside a gray Toyota Prius.
According to the police, there are indications that both men were living out of their vehicles. However, the motive for the killings remains unknown, and it has not been confirmed if the victims were specifically targeted. At this time, no suspect or suspects have been identified.
The San Leandro Police Department is urging anyone with information related to these homicides to contact Detective Cole Pricco at 510-577-3244 or provide anonymous tips through the tip line at 510-577-3278. Alternatively, individuals can text-to-tip at 888777, using the keyword “TipSLPolice.”