Marking Oakland's 54th homicide of the year, an 8-year-old girl was shot and killed inside an apartment last night during a sleepover. Alaysha Carradine was killed after "someone fired into the apartment's front security screen door" a little after 11 pm in the 3400 block of Wilson Avenue. She was hit in the neck and later succumbed to injuries at a nearby hospital.

Two other children, a 4-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl, and their 68-year-old grandmother were also wounded in the attack. They are in stable condition.

Oakland Tribune has more:

Khamel Hardin, 22, who lives in the apartment, said he was in the living room with the children when he heard gunshots and shot pierce the door and "whiz" through the air.

"It was like a bomb, explosion," said Hardin. "I was dodging shots. I tried to get them out of the way."

The shooting happened in Dimond District, "an area unaccustomed to such violence."

No arrests have been made.

Authorities are offering up to $25,000 in reward money for any information leading to an arrest. Information should be directed to Oakland Police Department at 510-238-3821 or the anonymous tip line at 510-773-2508.

[Oakland Tribune]