Here's a video of an illegal sideshow that ended with a shooting on Seventh Street in Oakland Saturday morning. "Police said that about 4:15 a.m. a Mazda and a Camaro involved in illegal sideshow activity collided in the 2500 block of Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland," reports Oakland Tribune. "Those in the two cars fought and several rounds were fired before those involved left the area."
In the video, you can hear a woman exclaiming that her car is damaged. The men respond by further destroying her video, ignoring her cries of anguish, and shooting several rounds from a semiautomatic into the windshield.
Another round of gunfire can be heard at the end of the brief video.
It's not clear whether or not any person was shot during the melee. No gunshot victims came in for treatment at nearby hospitals, Oakland Tribune goes on to note.
Also reporting on the video, SFGate lambastes the sideshows and their alleged uptick in frequency, noting:
The incident is the latest example of sideshow behavior in Oakland. Sideshows — reckless displays of stunts and speed by drivers who often are intoxicated — have been linked to a number of deaths in the city, including of people who were watching the spectacles. Dozens of cars typically show up at the illegal rallies, easily outnumbering the number of officers on duty in that specific part of the city.
Anyone with information should call OPD at 510-238-3821 or the tip line at 510-773-2805.