A suspect has been arrested in the slaying of two Wing Stop employees who were gunned down early Tuesday inside their Oakland restaurant, authorities said.
Investigators did not release the identity of the suspect Tuesday and provided few details -- that he was arrested in West Oakland just before 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Later that day, Oakland Police released the identies of the two victims: Jose Santa Maria, 26 years old, and Kenneth Bradley, 22 years old. Both victims were residents of Richmond.
Police also said the two Richmond men slain were targeted by the shooters.
Oakland police said officers responded to a silent alarm at the Wing Stop restaurant at 528 Lake Park Ave just after midnight.
Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said arriving officers found two employees dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. The victims were described as two males in their 20s who lived in Richmond. Several customers and two other employees who were also in the restaurant at the time were not injured.
Investigators said that two men wearing yellow construction vests had entered the restaurant and one brandished a weapon.
An employee triggered a silent alarm and the gunman opened fire. The suspects then fled the restaurant without taking any cash from the store or the customers.
Investigators were reviewing videos from surveillance cameras and interviewing witnesses at the scene.
Police had not released a description of the second suspect by Tuesday afternoon.
Police were planning to hold a meeting with area merchants to discuss crime prevention and community involvement, but have not yet announced a time or location.
Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the Police Department's homicide unit at (510) 238-3821, Crime Stoppers of Oakland at (510) 777-8572 or the tip line at (510) 777-3211.
Those who prefer to send a text message could text "TIP OAKLANDPD," followed by the message, to 888777.
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