String Of Homicides Devastates Oakland And Leaves Several Victims Dead

‘Everybody was devastated’: Four people killed, five others wounded in string of violence across Oakland – The Mercury News

A torrent of violence left four people dead and five other people wounded by gunfire across Oakland, leaving Oakland police reeling and leading to renewed calls for an end to the gun violence.

During an 18-hour stretch Monday evening and Tuesday, four people were killed and five others wounded by gunfire across Oakland, leaving Oakland police reeling and leading to renewed calls for an end to the gun violence.

Oakland’s Muslim and Ethiopian communities were left mourning the dead after a drive-by shooting left two people dead and a third hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

The violence a shooting that occurred at about 7:45 p.m. Monday with a hail of gunfire along Telegraph Avenue, shaking the Oakland Islamic Center across the street. Two men were found dead inside a restaurant across the street. Those two men were shot and killed and a third was injured in a shooting in Oakland on Monday night. The motive for the shooting is unknown.

Police are investigating all angles of the attack, including possible hate crimes, said Deputy Chief James Beere. Others in the community remain shaken and shocked by the violence against two innocent people.

At around 2:15 p.m., two people were shot outside Oakland City Hall at 14th Street and Broadway. One person died and another was transported to a local hospital. The shooting happened just yards from City Hall as the Oakland City Council meeting was underway. Some staff were inside and heard the gunshots.

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