The epidemic of violence in Oakland continued Saturday with a series of three shootings, the first occurring late the night before, which resulted in 3 people killed and seven wounded.
The first shooting was reported a short time after 11 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of 105th Avenue, Oakland police Officer J. Moore said.
Officers arriving on the scene located three victims suffering from gunshot wounds.
One was pronounced dead at the scene and another later died at a hospital, Moore said.
A third victim remained hospitalized in critical condition Saturday morning.
The second shooting occurred in downtown Oakland after an attempted burglary.
Investigators told KTVU that at around 4 p.m., a vehicle was burglarized at 18th and Telegraph avenues in downtown Oakland.
At least one person from a group of four went after the burglar and retrieved the stolen items.
Within minutes of retrieving the belongings, someone came back and opened fire on the four.
All four were wounded, one of whom was in critical condition after the shooting.
Witnesses told KTVU that one of the victims was down on the ground during the incident and a gunman opened fire while standing over that person.
Police said they are looking for two suspects in connection with the incident but they did not release any suspect information by late Saturday evening.
The third shooting occurred just hours later near a McDonald’s in East Oakland.
Around 9:40 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting near the intersection of 72nd Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, a short distance away from the Oakland Police Department’s Eastmont Substation.
Officers arrived on scene to find a man and a woman shot inside a vehicle with a 4-year-old child.
The woman was declared dead at the scene from her wounds. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Though the 4-year-old child was unscathed by gun fire, the kid was taken to Oakland Children’s Hospital to with believed to have caused by broken glass.
No suspect information was released in that shooting in the hour following the incident
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