Oakland police were investigating a triple shooting Saturday morning that left one woman dead and two others injured.
The shooting was reported around 1:30 a.m. Saturday near the downtown Oakland Bart station on 14th and Broadway.
Witnesses say the gunman appeared to give no warning before opening fire on a crowd at the intersection.
“All I heard was the shots. ‘Pop pop pop pop pop’.... and everybody started running. I didn't see no fight or nothing, just the shots,” said one witness who did not want to be identified.
The gunfire struck two women and one man. One of the women died from her injuries, the other two victims are in stable condition at the hospital and are expected to recover.
Another witness, who declined to give his name, works the overnight shift at a business on Broadway.
He said several hours after the city's First Friday block party had ended, a crowd of about 30 people had gathered at the intersection. First Friday festivities officially end at 9pm, but crowds tend to linger in the downtown area for hours afterwards.
“I work down here. There's never a crowd like First Friday. [It] draws the biggest crowd. period, “ he said.
Both witnesses told us there appeared to be no sign of trouble in the crowd before shots rang out.
“I didn't hear no argument beforehand. No, “hey you!” or nothing. Guy just stopped, turned around and started shooting,” the witness said.
The intersection where the shooting happened is a busy transit hub. The 12th street Bart station is just a few feet away and there are several AC Transit bus lines that run along Broadway during the overnight hours.
Oakland police told KTVU that they would be checking for surveillance video from buses along that route and to help with their investigation
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