East Oakland / Shootings: Seven people were wounded in four separate shooting incidents last night in East Oakland, starting around 8:30 p.m. No one was killed, and police are still trying to determine if the shootings were connected. [Tribune]

Oakland / Homicide: 51-year-old Frank Austin, who called police claiming he could not wake up his girlfriend, arrived to find the woman dead and showing signs of trauma. He's being held on suspicion of homicide. [Chron]

Lafayette / Suspicious Package: Someone left behind a bag of highly toxic and corrosive nitric acid, sitting atop a garbage bin at the Lafayette BART station yesterday afternoon. Authorities are still trying to figure this one out. [Contra Costa Times]