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OPD is Investigating Two Homicides and Nearly a Dozen Shootings

Date Posted: May 10th, 2021 @ 2:43 PM
Last Updated: May 10th, 2021 @ 2:59 PM
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The violence started early Friday morning just before 12:45 AM. Officers responded to the 2300 block of 55th Avenue to investigate the report of a male on the ground. Once on scene officers located an unresponsive male suffering from gunshot wound(s). Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Less than four hours later, officers were investigating a second homicide. Around 4:15 AM, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of 3rd Street to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male suffering from gunshot wound(s). Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

“As a lifelong resident of Oakland, I am deeply saddened each time a person is killed in our city,” says Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong.

Over the next 13 hours, the Oakland Police Department responded to seven shootings with a total of 10 victims. The first incident happened just before 2:00 PM, when officers responded to the 7300 block of International Boulevard. Officers found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Minutes later, additional officers responded to the 1400 block of 85th Avenue, where officers located a female victim suffering from gunshot wound(s). Both victims were transported to an area hospital where they were listed in stable condition. Officers are treating these incidents as related.

The violence continued, just before 9:00 PM, officers responded to the 1400 block of 89th Avenue. Once on scene, officers found one male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Around 12:30 AM, officers responded to the 2600 block of East 27th Street where one male victim was shot. He was transported to an area hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Roughly 45 minutes later, officers responded to yet another shooting, this time in the area of the 5800 block of Howell Street. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Just after 3:00 AM, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Broadway on a report of a shooting. A male victim was later located at an area hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

Just before 3:30 AM, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Lakeshore Avenue on reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Three additional shooting victims were located at an area hospital. The victims were identified as two male San Francisco residents and one male Tracy resident. All were listed in stable condition. One female Vacaville resident was listed in critical condition.

“Hearing the constant gunfire, many of you may feel hopeless, frustrated, and fearful. As your Chief, I refuse to give up! OPD needs your help to reduce the violence in our city.” says Armstrong.

Crime Stoppers of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department are offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest in the Lakeshore Avenue shooting and up to $5,000 in the other shootings. Call Crime Stoppers at (510)777-8572.

The victim’s identities in both homicides are being withheld pending notification to the next of kin. Oakland Police Homicide Investigators ask, anyone with information to contact them at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.

#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.