Police were searching Sunday for suspects in two separate shootings in East Oakland that occurred within minutes of each other that afternoon and resulted in multiple victims, two of them children, according to police.
The first shooting was reported at 2:07 p.m. near the intersection of 80th Avenue and Rusdale Street.
Responding officers arrived to find an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds.
No details were given regarding the shooting suspect Sunday afternoon.
Then at 2:21 p.m., police received reports of another shooting on the 1300 block of 104th Avenue, near Graffian Street.
The second shooting, which was later reported to be a drive-by, resulted in four victims -- a 17-year-old male, a woman and two children, ages 8 and 12.
All of their wounds were declared non-fatal, according to Oakland PD spokesperson Johnna Watson.
The Oakland Fire Department and medical staff also responded to the report of the second shooting and treated the victims at the scene before transporting them to nearby hospitals, said Watson.
“Our immediate concern is the public safety and if there's any additional victims we want to make sure residents are safe and if there's anything else from the stray bullets,” said Lt. Carlos Gonzalez, Oakland Police Dept. Watch Commander.
Police later identified the 17-year-old male as the intended target of the drive-by shooting, but investigators were unsure if the two shootings were linked or retaliatory.
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No suspects were in custody in either shooting as of Sunday evening.
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