OAKLAND, Calif. - A man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting outside an East Oakland liquor store during a memorial vigil for a homicide victim, authorities said.
Officers responded at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday to 77th and Bancroft and found a a 49-year-old Oakland man suffering from gunshot wounds outside LT Liquors. He was taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries, according to Officer Kim Armstead.
A 22-year-old man was also driven to the hospital with a gunshot wound.
A witness told KTVU the group was gathered to honor the life of a 48-year-old man who was killed in the same location, early Monday morning.
Earlier this week, Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said seven people were shot in a span of 12 hours on Independence Day. Most of the shootings, the chief said, stemmed from "celebratory gunfire."
In downtown Oakland on Thursday, community leaders brought a casket to symbolize lives lost to violence.
They spoke out outside the Alameda County Administration Building, where the Board of Supervisors recently declared gun violence a public-health crisis.
"Rhetoric alone without investment is not enough," said Pastor Michael McBride of The Way Christian Center.
McBride urged the board to go further by investing $100 million in communities hit hardest by shootings.
"Rental support, it will provide down payment assistance, home ownership retention support, affordable housing," McBride said.
Pastor B.K. Woodson of Faith in Action East Bay sounded a warning
"Invest in our black brothers and sisters and family members or you leave us no option - but our mutual destruction," Woodson said.