ASHLAND — The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office on Monday was continuing to investigate two fatal shootings on Thursday and Friday that claimed the lives of a young boy and a 40-year-old woman in the small unincorporated area of Ashland.

The names of the two killed have not yet been released and authorities have not said where they lived.

The sheriff’s office did say the two killings — which happened more than 24 hours apart — are not related.

Motives for the killings have not yet been released and no arrests have been announced in either case. Ashland is an unincorporated part of the county between San Leandro and Hayward.

The boy, whose age has not been released, was found fatally shot in the head about 5:30 p.m. Thursday on 170th Avenue near Clinton Avenue.

The sheriff’s office said in a news release it believes the shooting was an isolated incident and there was no threat to public safety.

The woman was killed and a 47-year-old man wounded in a shooting that happened about 9:47 p.m. Friday on East 14th Street near 151st Avenue.

Both were taken to a hospital where the woman later died. Investigators have not yet said if they knew each other.

The sheriff’s office has said the killing was a result of a dispute between a suspect and the victims. No suspect information has been released.

Anyone with information about the killings is asked to call sheriff’s investigators at 510-667-3636 or the anonymous tip line at 510-667-3622.

Harry Harris

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