Three shootings in about three hours over weekend
on July 31, 2011
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.
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