Police found a gunshot victim near in the parking lot of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, which is just a few blocks east of Lake Merritt and right next to Oakland High School, on Saturday morning.
The Oakland Police Department said it received distress calls about an unresponsive person on the 600 block of Alma Avenue, prompting a response to the scene around 11 a.m,, according to KNTV. Sadly, first responders reportedly found a victim who appeared to have suffered gun wounds and head trauma, and was pronounced dead on the scene, according to OPD officer Rosalia Lopez.
No further details about the identity of the victim nor about circumstances surrounding the shooting have been released at this time, but police say the investigation is ongoing.
The shooting was tragically one of many over the weekend — several separate incidents left two dead total and six others injured throughout Oakland.
Per the Chronicle: Around 10 p.m. Saturday, another shooting reportedly occurred in East Oakland, which left two people injured, on the 9100 block of Date Street. Both were hospitalized and are now in stable condition. A freeway drive-by, as well, occurred early Saturday morning around 4:00 a.m. on Interstate 980 in Oakland. One passenger was hit by a bullet in the chin and was taken to a hospital, but that victim’s condition is still unknown, as the Chronicle reported.
Friday also reportedly saw more violence: A woman was found dead with traumatic bodily injuries inside an RV at a West Oakland encampment on Friday around 3 p.m., according to the Mercury News.
Police are apparently investigating it as a homicide. Another resident at the camp near 13th Street and Mandela Parkway told the Mercury News that the woman was a long-time resident and a “nice lady.”
There were three separate shootings as well within one hour later Friday night. One, around 8 p.m., was a part of a road rage incident in West Oakland, as the Mercury News reported. Two men got into an altercation in their vehicles near downtown, and one man ended up shooting the other, who was hospitalized and is now in stable condition.
Another two men were reportedly shot while working outside on their truck in a drive-by shooting in East Oakland. Both were hospitalized with injuries, with one now in critical condition and the other in stable condition. Nearby residences were also apparently hit by gunfire.
There are no reports of any arrests being made so far.
Meanwhile, Oakland residents have been growing increasingly upset and vocal about crime. A Thursday night meeting on crime gathered a big crowd to face off with Alameda County DA Pamela Price and Oakland PD top brass, as we previously reported, which essentially devolved into a shouting match.
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