Two slain, three wounded in Oakland shootings

OAKLAND — A woman and a man were killed and three other people, including a 13-year-old boy, were wounded in East  Oakland shootings Saturday night and early Sunday, authorities said.

None of the shootings appear to be related at this time, authorities said.

The two fatal shootings happened within 90 minutes early Sunday.

About 2:20 a.m. Sunday a 56-year-old man was fatally shot in the 8300 block of International  Boulevard.  His name has not been released.

Police said he got into a confrontation the street with another person and was shot.  He died at a hospital at 2:58 a.m.  Police have not determined a motive yet for the shooting and have not made any arrests.

About 12:58 a.m. Sunday a 35-year-old woman was found shot to death inside a residence in the 9900 block of MacArthur Boulevard.  Her name has not been released.  Authorities said she is an Oakland resident who was visiting the home where she was shot. A motive for the shooting has not yet been determined and no arrests have been made.

With the two killings, Oakland police have now investigated 85 homicides in the city this year, of which 80 are classified as murders. For all of last year police investigated 78 homicides in Oakland, 75 of which were considered a murder which is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid  excuse.

The 13-year-old boy was shot multiple times about 7:55 p.m. in the 2400 block of Courtland Avenue.

Authorities said he was walking with another person when they heard gunshots and saw he had been shot.  The other person was not hurt. The boy was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition.

The gunshots may have been fired from a passing vehicle and police are trying to determine if the youth was the intended target or was struck by stray rounds intended for someone else.  No motive has been determined yet for the shooting and no arrests have been made.

About 8:25 p.m. a 27-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds was able to drive to the Eastmont police substation  on 73rd Avenue.  He was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition. Authorities said the man refused to cooperate with police and where he was actually shot and why is under investigation.

And at 2:36 a.m. Sunday a 48-year-old  man was shot inside a parked vehicle in the 6600 block of Bancroft Avenue.  The man was able to make it on his own to the Eastmont substation and was taken to a hospital where he was in stable condition.  Police don’t have a motive yet for the shooting and have not made any arrests.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money in each of the homicides and up to $5,000 in the non-fatal shootings for information leading to the arrests of the suspects.  Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950 or 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

Check back for updates.


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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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