Updated 5:01 p.m.
A 47-year-old Union City man was fatally shot Wednesday morning in the backyard of a home near a busy intersection, according to authorities.
Officers responded to the 2700 block of Cherry Blossom Way, near the corner of Royal Ann Drive and Decoto Road, where a resident reported finding a man in her backyard suffering from an apparent gunshot wound at about 8:20 a.m., Union City police said.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Cmdr. Gloria Lopez-Vaughn told Patch.
The wound may have been self-inflicted, she added.
The cause of death is still under investigation, the Alameda County Coroner's Office said Wednesday evening.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Union City Police Department at 510-471-1365.
Patch will update the report as more information becomes available.