News Release, Police Department

Follow-Up regarding Ranker Place Shooting – Five arrested

August 9, 2023


Media Contact:

Officer Cassondra Fovel


Follow-Up regarding Ranker Place Shooting – Five arrested 


HAYWARD, Calif., On Thursday, August 3, 2023, four search warrants and an arrest warrant were executed in Hayward, Redwood City, and San Mateo, resulting in multiple firearm recoveries and five total arrests. 

The warrants stemmed from a shooting that occurred on July 4th, 2023, near the 400 block of Ranker Place at about 10:14 p.m. Six shooting victims were identified after an altercation escalated, resulting in an exchange of gunfire between at least three shooters.  

All six victims, including two that were critically wounded that night, have been released from the hospital and are expected to make full recoveries. Investigative steps are being taken to confirm initial reports that one of the victims was also a shooter. His name is not being released at this time. The third shooter has not been identified and is still at large. 

Hayward Police Department’s Special Duty Unit (SDU) led the investigation and worked tirelessly to identify others involved in the incident. During the investigation, a second shooter was positively identified as Kasi Pohahua, a 52-year-old male resident of San Mateo. 

SDU Detectives authored four search warrants and an arrest warrant that were approved and served on August 3, 2023.  

With the assistance of San Mateo County SWAT and the U.S. Marshals Service, the Hayward Police Department’s Special Response Unit, Criminal Investigative Bureau and Special Investigative Bureau, executed the warrants and Pohahua was taken into custody. 

Pohahua was arrested for attempted murder, a negligent shooting, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Pohahua is currently being held at the Santa Rita County Jail.  

Four other adults were arrested during the operation for firearm related charges not connected to the shooting on Ranker Place. Eight total firearms were also confiscated (pictured below).  

We would like to thank the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service for their assistance with this multi-jurisdictional effort.  

This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 510-293-7176. 

The report number for this incident is 2023-37757.  



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