3 teens killed in separate Oakland shootings

Three teens were shot and killed in separate shootings in Oakland early Monday morning.

The first shooting was reported just before 1:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Filbert Street in West Oakland. When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds, said Frederick Shavies, acting deputy chief. The boy died at the scene.

About 30 minutes later, in the 1300 block of 102nd Avenue near International Boulevard in East Oakland, a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were shot. The younger victim was taken in a civilian car to Children's Hospital Oakland, where he died. The other died at Highland Hospital in Oakland.

Oakland police said the two shootings weren't connected. 

The victims marked the city's 38th, 39th, and 40th homicides so far this year, down from 46 this time in 2023.

"To lose three young men just getting started on life, I think is tragic," Shavies said.

Shavies said police are connecting with community leaders and the city's Department of Violence Prevention "to work collaboratively to get some of these young folks to put these guns down. As a person who still lives in Oakland, I want this to be safe place for so many folks to live."

Pastor Billy Dixon Jr. of At Thy Word Ministries visits offenders to encourage them to change their ways as part of the city's Ceasefire program.

"We all need to get together and solve this problem of how we get the guns off the street," Dixon said.

 He's saddened by what the shooters did on Monday, "taken lives off the street that haven't had a chance to live, that haven't had a chance to make a mistake, that haven't had a chance to go to school and try." 

Henry Lee is a KTVU crime reporter. E-mail Henry at Henry.Lee@fox.com and follow him on Twitter @henrykleeKTVU and www.facebook.com/henrykleefan