OAKLEY, Calif. - One of the victims of the shooting at a party in Oakley on Saturday night that killed a 16-year-old boy has been released from the hospital, as community members gathered over the violence that transpired.
On Monday, Oakley police said a 16-year-old girl who was wounded at a party on the 400 block of Shannon Way has returned home from the hospital. Two other boys, 16 and 15, are still hospitalized with gunshot wounds that police said aren't life-threatening.
A16-year-old boy who attended Liberty High School in Brentwood was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooter has not yet been arrested.
Police responded to noise complaints at the home about 30 minutes before the shooting. Officers spoke with the resident, who said the party was being shut down and police assistance wasn't necessary.
Witnesses told police a group of 20-30 people tried to get into the party and, upon discovering the front door locked, went into the backyard through a side gate. Shortly afterward, they heard gunshots and saw people fleeing from the house.
Police found five 9mm shell casings during their investigation.
Police said rumors connected to the shooting caused about 1,000 fearful students to leave campus at Freedom High School on Monday, but that the rumors were unfounded.
On Monday evening, Oakley Police Chief Paul Beard and school leaders held a community meeting at Freedom High School’s Performing Arts Center, where about 250 people attended.
Students said they were scared.
"A lot of students were just leaving, just started walking out during class," Angel Martinez, a sophomore, said.
A parent who declined to share her name said she was mad.
"I had to come pick up my kids today because they were scared," she said. "Was something going to happen? Probably not, but we don’t know. This is a problem."
Many parents say their students have shared that violence on campus is a problem that’s gotten worse this year.
Ericka Hill said it seems like every day that her daughter comes home, reporting there was a fight on campus.
Principal Steve Amaro, who was hit himself during a student fight last month, said he intends on having more community meetings to talk about what other efforts can be taken to assure campus safety, including how to address social media use among students.
Bay City News contributed to this report.
Alice Wertz is a freelance reporter for KTVU Fox 2 News. She can be reached at Alice.Wertz@Fox.com X/Twitter: @AlicesTake; Instagram/Threads: WayIseesIt