Oakland Grapples with gun violence

Oakland Grapples with gun violence           

Six people were shot and injured at a mass shooting at a school in Oakland in California. According to authorities, at least 3 of them suffered life-threatening injuries. The shooting took place at 12:45 PM local time.

According to police, a little bit after 12:45 officers responded to shots being fired or possible shots being fired in the area of 8200 Fontaine street. Upon arrival, our office is located six victims with a parent gunshot wounds. All those victims were transported to local hospitals where there conditions right now are currently unknown. We are asking all the public to please avoid the area as this is still an active crime scene.

The king state campus on Fontaine street where the shooting occurred is home to multiple schools with students on-site from grade 6 to 12th. According to the Oakland Mayor, there is no clarity on whether the shots were fired from inside the school or outside. All of the victims are said to be adults. However officials have not confirmed on the age of the victims.

According to the police department, the victims had an affiliation with the school. Investigators are as of now working to determine how the shooting took place.

The Assistant chief from the Oakland police department, Darren Allison, at this time, our clear of the school is completed and we are determined that the school is all clear of any suspect individuals. We are currently and actively looking for at one shooter although there may be other individuals involved. We have our ceasefire teams as well as our violent crime operations teams actively in this moment following up on leads looking to bring to justice those responsible for this heinous act. Shooting follows particularly violent week for Oakland counter district. The day after the police chief pledged an all hands on deck response to the city’s gun violence.  

Oakland Grapples with gun violence