Mother of two killed by stray bullet in Oakland Friday night

OAKLAND — A 42-year-old mother of two was killed Friday night when she was struck by a stray bullet while inside her Laurel District home, authorities said.

Her name has not yet been released. The shooting was reported around 9:40 p.m., in the 3600 block of 38th Avenue near Masterson Street.

Authorities said that the woman was apparently lying on a couch when a dispute erupted outside the home and multiple gunshots were fired, police said. At least one stray bullet entered home.

Her husband and two children, who were also nearby in their home Friday, were were not injured.

The woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at 10:15 p.m.

Police said they were told that the woman grew up the home.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the dispute outside. No arrests have been made, but numerous shell casings were recovered.

The killing was the 89th homicide investigated by Oakland Police this year.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $15,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the shooter. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950, or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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