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Editor shot to death

OAKLAND, Calif. ” The editor of the Oakland Post newspaper was shot to death Thursday in what police believe was a deliberate attack.

Chauncey Bailey, who had been a longtime reporter for The Oakland Tribune before recently moving to the Post, was shot in downtown Oakland around 7:30 a.m., said Oakland Police spokesman Roland Holmgren. He said witnesses told police there was one gunman who shot Bailey and then fled.

Police had no motive for the killing but said it did not appear to be random.

Bailey grew up in Oakland and had worked with other area media, including KDIA radio and Soul Beat TV. In June, he was named editor of the Post, a weekly community newspaper.

Gwendolyn Carter, the paper’s advertising manager, said the staff of about 10 was shocked when it heard about Bailey’s death.

“He was a good man,” Carter said. “He always took care of me. He would say I was his little sister and he was my big brother.”

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland offered up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the gunman’s arrest.

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