Oakland Police investigate 3 deadly weekend shootings
OAKLAND (BCN) – Oakland Police detectives are investigating three shooting deaths over a 12-hour period, from late Saturday night to Sunday noon, police said on Sunday night.
At approximately 11:34 p.m. on Saturday, officers on patrol heard gunshots coming from the 83rd Avenue and A Street area in the Woodland neighborhood. Police also received a “ShotSpotter” activation in the 1200 block of 83rd Avenue, where officers found a man with a gunshot wound. The man died at the scene, Oakland Police Officer Felicia Aisthorpe said in an email Sunday night.
At approximately 2:55 a.m. on Sunday, officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Martin Luther King Way over reports of a shooting. Officers were taken to a man with a gunshot wound; he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he died shortly after.
Less than nine hours later, at 11:37 a.m. on Sunday, police received reports of a shooting in the 1000 block of 71st Avenue, about half a mile east of Oakland Colisuem. There, Aisthorpe said, police found a man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but died there shortly after.
The names of the three victims were withheld on Sunday pending notification from their families, Aisthorpe said.
She said the Oakland Police are working to reduce violence in Oakland, including through the department’s “OPD CARES” initiative which calls for officers to patrol on foot, in cars and on motorcycles and dual-use bicycles to enhance safety.
“Collectively, we want to make sure the Oaklanders and our visitors are safe in our community,” Aisthorpe said. “When there is a loss of life in Oakland, it affects us all.”
Anyone with information about any of these shootings is urged to contact the OPD Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.