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As reported shootings rise, analyzing gun violence, and its effect on young people, in Oakland

Scid Howard III grew up on the streets of East Oakland, so he knows what it’s like to be a teenager in a city where some young people are lost forever to gun violence and...
A memorial for Gabriel Martinez on International Boulevard has dozens of stuffed animals, candles, signs and messages, and photos of the 5-year-old who was shot and killed on December 30.

A rise in homicides, including the deaths of three children, concerns anti-violence proponents

Carlos Nava, a 3-year-old, was killed by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting in East Oakland on August 9. Less than three months later, 23-month-old Hiram Lawrence was shot in the head by a...