Homicide Investigation in the 1800 block of Independence Way

Posted: November 9th, 2020 12:13 PM

Last Updated: November 19th, 2020 9:31 AM

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On November 6, 2020, at about 3:36 AM, the Oakland Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to the 1800 block of Independence Way for a Shotspotter activation. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting scene but no victim. Shortly afterward, officers were dispatched to an area hospital for a report of a female victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The preliminary investigation determined that these incidents were connected.

Oakland Police Homicide Investigators responded to the scene and began the follow-up investigation into the circumstances surrounding the apparent shooting. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

#OPDCARES initiative is about working together as a community to help stop the tragic loss of life and reduce the level of violence in our city. Collectively, we want to ensure Oaklanders and our visitors are safe in our community. When there is a loss of life in Oakland, it impacts us all. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at 238-7950.