According to the Oakland Police Department, three separate shootings claimed the lives of three people during approximately three hours early Sunday morning.
The first shooting, at approximately 11:55 on Saturday night, occurred on the 9300 block of Sunnyvside Street in East Oakland, where police found a 16-year-old African American male who had been shot multiple times. The young man died at the hospital.
At shortly after 3 am on Sunday, an ambulance was flagged down near 30th Street and Telegraph in North Oakland by people who were in the process of transporting another shooting victim, a 26-year-old Latina, to the hospital. She, too, died of her injuries.
At approximately 3:20 am, officers were called to intersection of 87th Avenue and G Streets in East Oakland to investigate reports of gunshots. The victim, a 21-year-old African American man, had already been taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to the OPD, all three incidents remain under investigation; the names of the victims and information about possible suspects and motives have not been released yet.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Section at 510-238-3821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.