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Oroville shooting victim's family speaks out

Action News Now spoke with the family of the man who was shot and killed in Oroville on Tuesday morning.

Posted: Jun 29, 2021 5:25 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - The Oroville Police Department is searching for a shooter after they found a man dead in a car Tuesday morning near Lincoln Boulevard and Wyandotte Avenue.

Action News Now spoke with the victim's family about what happened.

"I was on my way to work and my mom texted me and told me my uncle had been shot, I just still don't believe it," said Matthew Brown, who is the nephew of 33-year-old Jacob Nevin. 

Nevin has been identified as the victim of the deadly shooting.  Oroville Police said they found the man inside his car near the intersection.

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"He was just an all-around good guy we used to ride dirt bikes together and quads. I don't know what happened or how it happened all I know is that he was a good guy," said Brown.

Officials with Oroville Police are calling it an isolated incident and say there is no threat to the public.

Authorities tell Action News Now that they are still searching for the suspect. 

If anyone has information about this case, they are encouraged to call the Oroville Police Department Investigations at (530) 538-2448.

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