A man was fatally shot Monday night in West Oakland, and an AC Transit bus may have been struck by the gunfire.
The shooting occurred on the 3400 block of San Pablo Avenue in West Oakland around 10:25 p.m. Monday, per Bay City News. Police responded to the area after a ShotSpotter alert. The area is located just on the other side of the 580 overpass from the city's Longfellow neighborhood.
As KTVU reports, an AC Transit bus was on the scene following the shooting, during the police investigation, and an Oakland police officer was seen examining the exterior of the bus. Police did not confirm how the bus was involved with the incident, or if it may have been struck by gunfire.
There was no information about a possible suspect, and the victim has not yet been publicly identified.
This was Oakland's 112th homicide of 2022. A few days shy of the last month of year, this puts the city on track to match or exceed the homicide count for 2021, which was 124 total homicides. The homicide rate in the city jumped during the pandemic, from 75 in 2019 to 109 in 2020, and continues to be higher than it's been in a decade.
Earlier on Monday, Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong announced the extension of a crime reduction plan that launched in September, putting more police on the streets, particularly focusing on the holiday shopping season. Armstrong added that the department would "remain laser-focused on addressing homicides and shootings in Oakland," noting that homicides are down 50% in the 60 days since the launch of the crime plan, compared to the two months prior.
Anyone with information about Monday's shooting is asked to call the Oakland Police Department's homicide section at 510-238-3821 or the department's tip line at 510-238-7950.
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